A mother is certainly one of the greatest blessings that God gives in our life. Yes, true enough that mothers are not always the fun one in the family. It is mostly mothers that stops us from doing and trying many things whilst fathers tend to be more lenient or funnier. When my mother says no, I often go to my father for second opinion; all these because I do not know that mum’s rules were meant to teach me and what I think is constant nagging is actually my mother worrying over my own wellbeing.
So now I believe God created mother to show us His tender heart and the perseverance of His love that forgives all offences including rebellion and rejection. Though mothers’ love may still be conditional, they are still the reflection of God’s loving nature that constantly nurtures, hopes and cares. If a mother could love the way they do, how much more our God could love us with His unconditional and immeasurable love?
Just like how you can’t explain the love your mother has for you, so you too can’t explain God’s love for you; it can only be experienced and appreciated.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
- Irene Soon