When I read Proverb 10:29 quoted below, my thoughts went back to last Friday, at the Memorial Service for my Aunt Inez. I witnessed this “strength” in those Mothers who attended.
However, the real test was the next day when we received the news our cousin Brian Boyle was missing, and he was found alive 72 hours later in a hospital. I saw a Mother and a Grandmother show strength outwardly, yet I am certain that strength within was shaky at best. (I am certain there was a desire to cry out, yet the need to “stay strong” outweighed the cry.)
As Fathers (we are doers,) and have a way of “moving the emotions aside,” and get on with what is required. Mothers have a more “emotional base,” yet ithin they are emotionally stronger. Even in that emotional state, Mothers have an ability to stay strong and pursue the need.
As Solomon wrote, “The way of the LORD is strength to the upright…” All this innate strength can only come from the LORD. (Mothers have an abundance of this God given strength.) It comes from the valuable knee time in prayer, and refreshment from the LORD in His WORD.
What about those Mothers who do not spend any prayer time with the LORD or in his WORD? God has given all Mothers the ability to withstand emotional shock. Yet, the release of that emotion is softer and quicker when one is with the LORD. He is full of grace and mercy.
We cannot say that God had a Mother, but He knew what a Mother would need. He created women to become Mothers, and gave them the strength it would require.
I pray you will ask God to bless your Mother. We should all praise God for our Mothers’. Praise Him.
Bro. John R. E Chastain