Going shopping the other day for matters of the home, I came across the gift card section and could not help but be drawn to the cards by yobbings which said:
That just warmed my heart. In the course of your season of preparation towards your God given assignment, you may be wondering when your season would come; would you ever have someone look up to you and call you mother.
If you find yourself longing for a chance at motherhood, you don’t have to wait until you give birth to take on mommy duties, you can be motherly at any point in your life. Don’t believe me? Take the classic story in the Bible of motherhood depicted through Ruth and Naomi for instance:
Naomi lost both her sons! And yet she didn’t fail to be motherly towards Ruth!
“Then Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons. The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman maned Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later, both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.” Ruth 1:3-5
After losing her own family, Naomi easily could have vehemently insisted on not being motherly towards Ruth but no, she didn’t. She took on some form of mommy duties by watching out for Ruth, giving advice to make sure Ruth was okay in terms of where she worked and even the kind of company Ruth kept in the field. She didn’t have to be the one who birthed Ruth; she just took on mommy duties to look out for her!
In your Queen Esther Preparation journey, don’t wait to give birth before you take on mommy duties you desire. It doesn’t take much to be motherly, that is, to lend a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a pat on the back to bring comfort, a call just to check on the other.
Queen Esther may have been Queen, yet she was motherly in her longing to save the Jews.
Sure, many mothers can attest to it not being the smoothest sail (ahem, hence the late post)
however, even God has great regard for motherhood:
“I will comfort you there in Jerusalem, as a mother comforts her child”- Isaiah 66:13
Remember, Jesus Loves You and I do Too,
Queens in Christ,