When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"
Today is Mother's Day. A day set aside by our government for all to acknowledge and show respect and honor to mothers. God thought it important enough to command us to honor our father and mother--In fact, it's the first command that is given promises with it. (Deuteronomy 5:16)Two promises: That we would have long life, and also that it be well with us. That's a pretty big promise in itself covering all areas.
Think about this for a moment. God, the creator of all things, thought it important enough for us to honor the person who brought us into this world.... And because of it, He placed the first promises with His command. Look at the promises. Long life and Well being.... That's everything. Think about this: If it is right for us to honor and show our respect to our natural mother who brought us into the world and who cared for us dearly--then how much more should we honor God who is the creator of us all and show Him respect for who He is. There is no life without Him. (John 6:53) He is our very existence.
As a mother, I feel so very honored to be used in an analogy of my Creator who brought our very existence into being. Why? Because on my part, I didn't have anything to do with bringing anyone into being, only one vessel in which God used to bring my children into the world. And in this same way, I can also understand more clearly His continued work in the world to bring Salvation to all--That I am here too, only the vessel in which He works through. Oh what a glorious God we serve, that He should command honor to me--that He commands honor to all those who allow Him to work through them--He promises, He will give us long life and well being because of it. We are blessed.
Father, I want to say that I am amazed at the many findings of your goodness and love towards us, but I am not taken by surprise--It is so totally who You are. None of Your goodness and blessings surprise me anymore, because the more I come to know who you are, and know that no one can be compared to Your greatness. There is non who can bless the way you bless. You are Love, and everything that You do is Love. Thank you Father for Your many blessings and Love. In Jesus' name Amen