To our beautiful RCS mothers,
Happy Motherâ€™s Day
Being a mother is a natural position that the Lord grants every woman. Whether you have birthed, fostered, adopted, mentored, or simply just loved a child, you have brought LIFE into this world. And isnâ€™t mothering a glorious thing! You have the capacity to love each child with every fibre of your being. You willingly sacrifice your time, your energy, your resources, your bodies, your wants, your desires and your needs. All for the benefit of the children that God has placed in your life.
You lovely mothers that come to our school every day, I want to encourage you. We see. We see the beautiful lunches you have prepared, we see the book bags tucked in the back of the school bags, we see the washed uniforms, and the gelled and plaited hair styles. We see the kisses and cuddles, the sad hugs goodbye. We see the reminders to try their best, as you rush off to your next task. We see you trying to quieten your little ones during assembly so as to not distract those getting certificates – a near impossible task! We see your service to the school, your dedication to prepare this place for the future generations. We also see the tasks you are trying to juggle, we see you trying your best, we see the weariness some of you carry. We see the heartbreak you feel when your child has made a wrong choice, we see the guilt, we see the feelings of not being â€˜enoughâ€™, and the tears when life has got too much. We see YOU. And we think that you are amazing!
Mothers, God loves you! A simple but profound truth. He loves you in every moment, yes, even when you feel you havenâ€™t mothered your best. Sometimes the call to mothering can feel too much. Yet when we turn to the scriptures, we see often David echoing the cries of our hearts. God has got a plan much bigger than our current circumstances.
So this mother’s day, we honour you and all you do for the children in your life. We lift you up in our prayers. We pray that Holy Spirit would anoint you as you continue on faithfully serving through sacrifice. We pray that you would find rest, not only naturally but spiritually too. That you would go to Jesus just as he calls in Matthew 11:28, and find rest in him. We pray that there would be a convincing knowing in your spirit that would remind you that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Those who you mother, could not survive without you being who you are. God has placed children in your life for His purpose. You ARE the right person to be guiding and loving them through this life.
(ps. I personally want to thank all of you who have mothered me over the years. The reminders, the challenges, the encouraging words, the cooked meals, the compliments, the corrections, the gifts, the prayers – you are a reminder of God’s love towards me)