Last night I was on the phone with my mom talking about the awesome time we had at the BCHS Baccalaureate, and she started to talk about how they had just missed a terrible accident that God had protected them from I then made a statement that stuck with me…”We always think about what God does for us, but never think about the things he keeps us from.” As I said that I started to think about my life and the things that God protected me from and I started to think about how if it weren’t for a mother at home praying for me during the times I was lost and in a dark place in my life I might not be where I am today and more than likely wouldn’t be the man I am today!
Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, but lets not forsake what moms truly mean to us! When I think of my mom I’m filled with all kind of different emotions like joy, sadness, even fear, but the one that seems to over take all those are gratefulness! See the love of a mother is a love like no other! They do so much for all of us cook, clean, teach us things, but more than that they pray. Think about it even spiritual mother’s in the church are always called “Prayer Mothers” moms know how to pray and thank God they do! Moms…never stop praying! Your answer might not come when you want it or when you expect it but you never know what your prayers are doing for that special person in your life!
Wednesday night we spoke about the passage in Ezekiel 22:30-31
30“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. 31So now I will pour out my fury on them, consuming them with the fire of my anger. I will heap on their heads the full penalty for all their sins. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”
God was looking upon a nation and looking for someone to stand in the gap He saw no one so God poured out His fury on them…we asked the students what if God is looking upon this generation and sees no one standing in the gap…what happens? We encouraged them to start praying for one another and to become accountability partners to one another but Moms…continue to stand in the gap for the people you care about…you never know what your prayers are keeping that person out of and the harm you’re keeping them from. I stand today as a testimony of what a praying mother means keep praying and standing in the gap!
The love of a mother can work wonders but I challenge you today…fathers and kids love your mothers, cherish them! You always see the things they do for in the physical but thank them for the spiritual things as well! All the prayers they’ve prayed on your behalf and let’s take a page from their book and start to lift up our moms! After all it is all about the moms!
-Love you all! PC and Tara