Saturday, 1 June 2013
A Mother Will Always Be A Mother........
Be the child two or twenty-two.
I wish you could have been there today as I sat in the car as my first born son drove an automobile with me sitting by his side for the very first time! You would have thought he just launched a rocket to the moon. I was clapping like a foolish somebodi. Lol! It was shamefully wonderful. I was so happy for him cos it was clear that he had taken his driving lessons seriously. I know for sure that it took me way longer to learn how to reverse a car, make a u-turn and park smoothly on the shoulder. But he did it with such ease. I was so proud of him. Lol! Yes, a mother will always be a mother be her child two or twenty-two. Any accomplishment, big or small, gives us such a rush of good feelings.
I know to some it might sound pretty mundane. Your child drove. E-hen? Kini big deal? Let me tell you. It's a big deal o! Yes, that he is driving means that he has the mental capacity and physical ability to do so. That he is driving means that he has lived long enough to attain the age at which it is legal to do so. Such things are not to be taken for granted at all. So, yes, it is a big deal and a huge milestone for my family - the first time any of our children would move an automobile with me in it - and therefore worthy of blogging but you know what is even more blog worthy?
The realisation that the way I felt seeing my child accomplish something is the exact same way God feels when any of his children do same. Yes, God celebrates us too. He is excited for us too. He rejoices over us too! It might be just waking up at night to pray. It might be resisting the temptation to curse. It might be breaking free of a long-time bondage. It might be just making yourself confess positively when all around you seems so bleak. Or it might be just because we managed to break out a smile when we were crying inside. Big or small, just like I was today, God is filled with a rush of good feelings when we press through......and do what we have been born to do. Overcome! Win! Achieve! Rule! And yes, like my son, Drive!
As we do so, our PapaGod, the Mother of all mothers, will surely be clapping excitedly (with more finesse than me surely) thrilled to bits that we, his progeny, are living up to our full potential, cruising with 'God-fidence' along the sometimes thrilling, sometimes bumpy highway of Life.
It's good to do the right thing as a Christian because we want to obey God. Because we fear him. Or because we want him to bless us. But think about it. Won't you just love to do the right thing, behave the right way, say the right thing just to make God happy? To see Him clap excitedly like a loving mother? My son was 'forming' cool, calm and collected but I know he was pleased to see my excitement and hear my hoots of joy; sounds only a proud mother could make.
I want God to feel the same way about me. You see, today it occured to me that everytime we walk in congruence with God's word for our lives, God is right there clapping for us so excited to see us win, calling up all the angels in heaven to come and see as we trump the devil's plans to 'prevent us from driving'.
Yes, mothers will always be mothers......and if you believe God is your Mother be like my son. Go out into your world, overcome your fears and do all you know to do to make Him excited and proud of you!
(Thanks to my mgm for making me see 'God' in all of this when all I thought I was doing was being a mom like any other. To God alone be all the glory!)
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