"But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds."—Psalm 73:28 (NIV)
This is the month we honor our mothers, and I want to share with you my own mother’s love for the Psalms. She relished them: their lyrical and poetic qualities, as well as the admonition to worship and praise our heavenly Father. She read the Psalms to my younger sister and me—while we peeled potatoes or set the supper table, and before she tucked us in at night.
This particular Psalm is a sparkling gem, isn’t it? We can certainly trust our living Lord; He is all-knowing and always at work in our lives. He is our safest shelter from life's storms, known and unknown. My godly mother taught me to live in a state of expectancy—waiting for God. Waiting to see the wonders only He can work in a heart and life.
Has the Lord come alive in you, dear friend? Perhaps, in surprising ways? Remember, you are His prized possession—He loves you and is praying for you, before the Father in heaven. He is our older brother, our Comforter, and closest Friend, cheering us onward to the finish line from the balconies on High.
I am thankful, this Mother’s Day, and always, for the adoration my mother had for Christ…and for her obedience in teaching me to love and adore Him, too.
Let's celebrate our mothers—whether or not they taught us to know God; whether or not they were faithful to their families; whether or not they were loving or otherwise. Join me in praying for mothers everywhere, this special month of May.