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Am I a Godly Mother?

The other day, I was reminded of a conversation I had overheard Michelle and Paige having when they were 7 and 6. Michelle said, “Paige, do we have a godly mother?”

My child-examined (and now self-examined) heart was crying out: “…Lord, help me…I am really trying here,

Then, Michelle continued, “You know…like Jake (our neighbor) has a godly mother.”

I remember trying hard not to compare myself to Jake’s mom. I told myself: “Maybe this is just a phase that children go through“.

Then I figured the mystery out. We went to a birthday party, a few days earlier, and we met Jake’s godmother; evidently, Michelle was unfamiliar with that term. Whew! I was off the hook (for now)! I remember we talked about what a godmother was, and we also talked about reality (how that I was fairly certain there are no fairy godmothers who can turn you into a godly mother…LOL).

But seriously, I have often tried to be godly. Please understand that I don’t want to be God…in the power sense. I want to reflect the beauty of Jesus Christ—the All Powerful One—who humbled Himself and saved us with His wounds. Is there some magic formula to follow? No, but there is a Godly and Sinless One (Jesus Christ-fully God and fully Man) to follow and to behold.

Recently, I heard a neat quote: “Our hope is not to be sinless in this life, but to sin…less and less.” I really liked that thought. Yes, there are times where we need to examine ourselves and ask, “Am I a godly mother?”, and there are times where we need to take our eyes off of ourselves and look at Jesus Christ. By looking at Him, we become more like Him.

By the way, I am very thankful to have a godly mother. My mom is the most selfless and nurturing person I know. She has always been a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. Full of wisdom, she gently advises. Her prayers and hugs helped me through some tough times; and I’m not just talking about my growing up years. She is still there for me…for each one of her five children, for her husband, for her sisters and brothers, not to mention…her twelve grandchildren. Other children and adults feel loved by her too. She is capable of loving so many, yet giving each one importance (with her time and service)…and amazingly showing no favoritism. What a wonder and a wonderful woman of God. She is my fair and godly mother! I love you, mom!

One Response to “Am I a Godly Mother?”

  1. Jena Webber Says:

    How nice to have such a sweet, godly mother! My Mom also loves the Lord. I think you are a godly mother. It’s just hard sometimes for all of us to appreciate the enormity of what that means and then when we do, we doubt ourselves (again). Blessings. gotta tackle my Monday..

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