1 John 3:2 KJV Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is
Mothers day is not a day of celebration for many because many did not/do not have a “hallmark card” parent. This is for those who started out badly but God called you to His Son and re-created you in Christ. You struggle with regrets and the change was so radical you face rejection. For those who listen to the sermons and stories about the wonderful Moms and childhoods but do not have a clue how to relate to that, God says:
You are, now, right this second from here on out into eternity, His child. As God makes us better children, that makes us more and more the image of His Son, Jesus, we will become better parents. As God, our heavenly Father, prepares us for His appearance and for us to stand before Him, the Holy Spirit will guide us into a deeper and deeper relationship which will renew our mind and our views. God’s love, grace, and mercy will flow from our hearts to the hearts of our children and the young ones He brings into our lives.
Romans 5 1-2 KJV Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
As we parent, let us remember who we were before Christ and let us now live out in front of others who we are, now, in Christ, rejoicing “in the hope of the glory of God.”
In this time in which we live there is not much hope or true joy. People are starving for both. We have the water of eternal life in us, let Him gush out to quench their thirst for hope and peace.
Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly….8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.