Source: PowerToChange.com - Lynn Mosher
If she said it once, she said it a million times. That was my mom. For a number of years, my sister and her son lived with our mom. My nephew always lovingly told her she was “weird”. Her response? “I’m not weird; I’m just peculiar!”
She was correct. As one of God’s treasured possessions she waspeculiar. Exodus 19:5a says, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people.” (KJV) Other versions define it as “special treasure”, “treasured possession” or something similar.
God separated His people to be a peculiar bunch, to make known His Name, and to be a glory to Him among all people. And that was Mom. Peculiar! What made her that way? She had an uncommon faith and a great strength. Though understandably shaken after her husband died suddenly, her strength bolstered her to continue living.
A godly mother
Mom was always full of grace, class, and love. By today’s standards, she would be considered old-fashioned. Being a fashionista did not enter her mind. She could not have cared less about being “in fashion” but she was always well dressed. She hadn’t changed her hairstyle in maybe fifty years, but it was always perfectly combed.
Everyone who knew her thought her a true lady. Known for her life in Christ, she shared her distinguishing qualities of generosity and caring with everyone. She was always ready to give a bear hug to those who wanted one. Though she suffered with arthritis, back and breathing problems, and years of pain she rarely complained. Mom died two days before her eighty-fourth birthday in 2008.
Unfortunately, not every child is blessed to have a godly mother. Some mothers are negative, abusive, cold, or uncaring. Some even abandon their children. Many adverse circumstances shape a mother’s life and contribute to her behavior. Maybe you have a mom that behaved badly toward you, abandoned you, or did not provide all that you needed from her. Maybe she was or is the farthest thing from the example of a godly mother.
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