What A Day!
Today is Mothers Day. On this day:
More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother's Day than for any other holiday except Christmas/Hanukkah.
In 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that US consumers will spend $25 billion celebrating Mother's Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $196.00 on Mom.
According to the Insure.com 2018 Mother's Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $68,875 (up from $67,619 in 2017) a year in the professional world.
Motherhood is God's idea, and He had a great idea! He created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and said in Genesis 1:28, "... And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply... " They had kids, their kids had kids, and the rest is history. But where did Eve learn how to be a mom? She didn't have one, remember?
I can only surmise, but I think these are good ideas.
She walked with God. Genesis says that God walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden. What did they talk about? Life? Kids? Probably. Eve learned from the Almighty Himself.
She watched nature. Before the fall, they were at peace with animal life. Seeing how God created mothers to take care of their offspring would have been readily observable.
Trial and error. Especially after the fall, she would have learned from her failures. We know about Cain, Able and Seth. But they had more kids.
So what does this mean to you?
Walk with God. God will teach you how to be a mom or dad just like He did Adam and Eve.
Watch the world around you. Nature takes care of their young. Nurturing and training are part of life. I believe we choose to do the same with ours.
Trial and error. All of us make mistakes. Learn from your mistakes. Learn to say "I'm sorry!" Learn to change the culture of your family for their sake.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me learn from You, who You created me to be for my family. AMEN