A Song for Mother's Day
Nothing too long today. I'm working through a few things personally, and hope to get back to regular posts this coming week. However, with Mother's Day coming I wanted to share an old original I listened to recently.
In my daily reading I'm just getting into 1 Samuel. It took me back to many years ago, reflecting on the goodness of God and writing this song based on 1 Samuel 2:
And Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.
“There is none holy like the Lord:
for there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
and on them he has set the world.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
It seemed appropriate this Mother's Day as it's based on Hannah's prayer to God after becoming a mother for the first time. Her sorrow turned to joy as God did what she, through her own efforts, could not. He answered her prayer and provided the first of many children. Whether it's the provision of children, job, home, or simple Himself, truly, nothing compares to the Lord in all His attributes.
I have several mom's in my life. My own mother, my former mother-in-law who I still (and probably always will) call Mom. The mother of my children. And many many friends and family who are mom's. Each have gone through unique journey's to become mothers. Some have suffered trying to have children. Many have lost children before ever getting to meet them in this life. I honestly don't know how these amazing women endure it all, but somehow they do with a strength that I'll never truly understand. I'm thankful for all of them, and I hope you mom's out there feel loved on this special day.