By Jeremy Rensford, chair of the Shepparton Ministers’ Association
IT’S not long until Mother’s Day, so I thought I’d take time out to honour all our mothers. The Bible says that we should “rise and call her blessed” (Proverbs 31:28). A shout out to my two favourite Mums – Deenie (mine) and Linda (my wife).
Jesus’s mother Mary was another Mum worthy of mention. History shows her to be a legendary one and yet a remarkably ordinary one too. Some things about her:
1. Favoured and chosen by God (even as a teen) – motherhood is a high calling.
2. Had failings – lost Jesus when he was only a child! Imagine losing the Saviour of the world!
3. Showed great pride in her son.
4. Had times of great joy and also great sadness in her life.
An ordinary and relatable Mum transformed by an extraordinary God.
May our mums be blessed and grow in their high calling.
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