Women Who Loved God
It's always hard to write on Mother's Day. There are so many hurting women in this world and somehow it's so difficult to know how to address all the issues that surround women today. So I decided best to share some faith nuggets about our mothers.
These two women were good friends, one being my mother, Mary Schmidt and the other being Kathy's mother, Louise Janzen. Even though they left us long ago, they left us with a significant legacy. You can tell by their smiles that they had fun and they had spunk. Not only did they know how to have fun, but both were prayer warriors and they loved God.
I know that these women prayed for us way back then, and I can only imagine them asking the Lord to go before them and their families. We can continue to thank God for the legacy of our mothers, thank Him for his faithfulness and ask Him to guide and care for the future generations.
I know our mothers would have been praying for our children and our grandchildren, not knowing what life would hold, by putting their trust in the One who holds life together.
Over the past weeks, I've spent time reflecting on some of the women who have spurred us on.
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24.
I've realized that my own days of teaching and parenting are long gone, but I've also realized that our mothers taught us how to keep going through difficult circumstances. I've also realized that there have been other women in my friendship circles that have now spurred me on when I have found it difficult to move forward. And the beauty of these friendships is that they come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. This past weekend I had the privilege of spending time with my one and only younger sister. I was encouraged when she shared with me how she told our mother in her last days, that she would take on the responsibility of being the prayer warrior for the family. Kathy too, has the heart of a prayer warrior, countlessly praying for family and friends. How wonderful to be able to honor and cherish our mothers, for a legacy well lived, which continues on in the hearts of their daughters.
Mother's Day is not only a day to honor those who brought us into this world but to celebrate all the women who have challenged, confronted, supported, loved and encouraged us to see the world in a new way and giving true value to others.
Regardless of our age, let's continue to spur each other on just like these two friends, Mary and Louise did.