My blog today is in honor of Mother’s Day. I am thinking of all the mothers out there, but especially the one God blessed me with. When I remember my childhood, I think of the various hurts in my life that my mom was able to take away with just her hug. Many scrapes and bruises, as well as, stitches were all made better with the simple act of her loving touch. As I grew, the hurts continued to come from time to time, but they were not as easy to fix. However, she was still there to wipe away my tears and give me a hug and reassure me that everything was going to be alright. I realize that not everyone grew up in this same kind of environment, but I never had to doubt if I was loved and I always felt safe. I knew that my mom was in my “corner” no matter what.
I see the same things with my own children. Whenever they get hurt, physically or emotionally, the first thing I do if give them a hug. I want more than anything to take away their pain. As the kids are getting older this is becoming harder to do. I have found that in some instances I simply can’t make it better. However, I know that God loves my children even more than I do. He has a purpose and a plan for what is going on in each one of our lives, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). Sometimes we must go through the pain to make us stronger or to get rid of things that are hindering our walk with the Lord. But no matter what we are facing or how old we are, we can be assured that we are safe in His arms. He will be our shelter.
When I think about the Lord keeping me safe and wrapping His loving arms around me, the song, “Safe” comes to mind. I hope this song brings you peace and comfort today.