Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Notes


Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars. (Proverbs 9:1)

Well, we've had another Mother's Day, a day which since childhood has always touched the core of my heart. This is so partly because my own mom was always so precious to me and partly because it was such an important day in the culture and church which I grew up in. It was one of the biggest days of the year in church attendance and mothers of all ages came arrayed in the finest attire. I loved it then.

Those days are behind me now, the holiday is celebrated in a different culture and church, and my mom is gone to Jesus. So, now I'm the mom who's been especially honored, not just by two sweet and caring daughters, but also, for the first time, by a granddaughter who has no clue as to what's going on. In morning worship, a sermon was preached about our need for wisdom as women and for evening worship, I had infant nursery duty. Only one baby showed up tonight and guess who that was? You're right: my granddaughter. So the evening closed out with just the two of us spending those final quiet moments of the busy day together. Now, how special can a day be? Thank you, Lord.

My favorite portion of today's sermom: "Beauty is power, but wisdom is beauty and wisdom is given to those in Christ Jesus." Get it?

Christ is all the beauty we desire.
(...in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:3)

5 comments:

Cami said...

I just finished up reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis this morning--and this is the subject that struck me: Wisdom. To know [at least, for now, to believe it for all it is truly worth] that only the wisdom of the Lord can make us free to love and to be love without hindrance!

I'm happy you had such a nice Mother's Day. My bent--even though I had a pleasant one myself--I worried a bit, prayed, for all the women in the world who are made miserable by this holiday for one reason or another. I am thankful that you weren't one of them! : )

Beverly said...

I'm so glad Selena got to spend those moments with her Nanna yesterday. When I came to the nursery, I could tell that she enjoyed them as much as you did!

Maxine said...

Cami,
Your sensitive response (thinking about others on a day when most folks think chiefly of their happiness) was refreshing. Just a note: I was particularly touched by the sweet Mother's Day post made by Vicki of Windows to My Soul. You may know her, but can get to her from my sidebar either way.

Hi Bev!

Susie said...

Maxine,
Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful.
What a wonderful ending to hold your grandbaby in your arms.
:)

Cami said...

Thanks, Maxine, I went and read Vicki's post, and yes, her thoughts mirror mine. The first Mother's Day I had after our firstborn died almost twenty-two years ago was profound, as I'm sure you can imagine. But it was another young woman who was grieving that I still think of...she had aborted a baby before she was a Christian, and after she found she could conceive no more. She grieved that she could never be a mother. But I told her she already was; her son or daughter was waiting for her in Heaven. Oh, the joy on her face...that's what I remember!