UTurn-How is Your Mom Like Jesus?

May 7, 2009

in Everyday Lessons

We started the U Turn a few weeks back, but I’ve neglected to ask you questions lately.

Mothers Provide a Hint

Since Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, I thought I’d ask a question about our moms. I love the verse in James that notes that ALL GOOD THINGS come from God and are a hint and shadow of His perfect love and provision.

And so, mothers, even ones who don’t profess Christ, provide hints of God’s goodness to us in their provision, love and protection.  Perhaps you didn’t have the best mom in the world, but I’m sure you can remember at least a few of the ways she provided a glimpse of God’s goodness for your eyes to see.

So, today’s question is:What is one way that your mother has shown you a little piece of Christ’s character?

I’ll Go First

In my 30 years, my mom has shown me Christ’s character through her selfless service.  Even yesterday, she asked me how she could be of help to me in this season.  Day after day, year after year, she has sought to help me, support me, and encourage me in ways that were of REAL COST to her own time, independence, and dreams.  Her sacrifice awakens me to the great sacrifice that Christ made through His coming to earth, living under our constraints, and giving Himself physically, emotionally, and in every way for our good.

A Challenge for You

Okay, your turn.  Can you inspire us by sharing at least one small way that your mother has reminded you of Jesus?

You guys are faithful readers, but not faithful commenters.  I love you, though, I really do.  But today, I’d love to have a record 20 comments for this post. Can you help me by sharing about your mom?  If your mom’s online, send her a link to your comment as an early Mother’s Day gift.

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1 Juli May 7, 2009 at 8:23 am

My mom has also shown me Christ’s love through her service to others (and to me). However, what comes to my mind right now is a time when another mother, a mother of a friend of mine, was dying of cancer. My mom went to her house almost daily to give that mother a foot message (not to mention cleaning her house and cooking her food). This mother would call my mom during the day sometimes to come give her another message. This mother was bed bound almost and full of fluid and the foot message seemed to be something that not only felt really good to her feet, but I believe to her soul also…human touch can be so comforting and feel like a touch from God. Another quick thing I’ll mention about my mom that reminds me of God is the times that I come home to visit. She always gives me a hug and says, “It’s so good to have you home.” It makes me feel special. And I can imagine that Christ will say the same to me when I see him face-to-face…”It’s so good to have you home.” These are only a few ways my mom reveals Christ to me.

2 Juli May 7, 2009 at 8:32 am

massage, not message :)

3 Lora May 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Last year I was thinking a lot about money – and how stressed I was about being able to provide for myself.

In that moment, I recalled my mother and how faithfully she had provided for me – above and beyond just my needs – she saw my desires, my hopes etc, and she sought to, with provisions, facilitate fun and beautiful experiences.

Then, I thought – how different would I be if I trusted God to provide for me as much I believed my mother would?
How different would I be if I trusted that God loves me even MORE than my mother does?

It was one of the first moments where the parental and loving nature of God was most explicitly made known to me.

My mother provides effortlessly and with great joy.
God will provide even more so exactly what I need and his goal is 2 fold.
1. He knows me best.
2. Therefore he can actually provide exactly what I need and that for which my soul longs.

Lora’s last blog post..Seeing It Through.

4 Paula May 7, 2009 at 11:20 pm

My mom demonstrated Christ’s love to me by nurturing my spirit and my unique personality. Like Christ, she “knew my innermost being”, and she was able to encourage the seedlings of who I was to become until they blossomed. She didn’t just “mail it in” and parent my brother, sister, and I all the same. She saw how God made each of us, and then took her time to make each one of us feel loved and uniquely made.

5 Haley May 8, 2009 at 11:10 pm

My mother is a prayer warrior and loves me unconditionally. She exudes Jesus – not just to me, but to everyone…

6 CL May 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

My mom loves people and is joyful (to name a few). I am so thankful to God for her attributes!

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