Friday, February 21, 2014

Can a Mom Forget?

Can a mom forget? Ha! Yes, she can and usually it's a part of everyday! I forget my phone, appointments, the time, and oh wait…I forgot to pick up one of the kids! Well as funny (but not) as that is, I'm not talking just about forgetting.

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!" Isaiah 49:15

When we are nursing, our body kicks in and reminds us every three to four hours that we have a baby. Or they cry and remind us they need something. But, as our kids get older, those cries don't come so often. They need us less and less.  And when they hit teen years, their "cries" (also known as whines, complaints and mumblings) can be annoying - more easily ignored than answered.

I caught myself in that annoyed state this morning, not listening, but frustrated with all the requests and just general disgruntlement. The verse I mentioned earlier came to my mind and I realized how thankful I am that God is helping parent this child, too. I think we could read this verse: "Can a mother forget to listen to the teen by her side in the car and have no compassion on this kid she bore? (implied "YES.") Though she is annoyed, I will not give up on her children." He never forgets. He never gives up. He is always faithful.

What good news for our kids. I pray my kids embrace this constant care of God…it is ground that won't shake in a world that is unstable-a place that even mom can get fed up.

And, what great news for us as moms…as humans. When we feel alone, "forgotten," we can cry out to Him, knowing He isn’t annoyed. He never forgets you. He never gives up. He is always faithful.

"The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." Ps. 121:8

Lord, Thank you for your ability to care – always. Thank you for never giving up; for listening every time we call out to You. Amazing – that’s what You are. In Jesus Name we come to You…Amen.