Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mothering Sunday

All the ladies in church on Sunday were presented with flowers as we celebrated Mothering Sunday. Most of us look with gratitude at what our mothers (whether alive or now dead) have done for us. We commonly think of God as our Father, but there are many verses in the Bible which show his maternal character. In Luke (13:34) Jesus spoke of his longing to protect his people "as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,” but sadly his people had so often rejected him.

As we think of the love, protection and sacrifice that we received from our mothers, it’s worthwhile remembering these characteristics of God. No love or sacrifice can exceed that of Christ’s death on the cross for us.