What? This isn't what your kids' bedtimes looked like either?
HERE'S A LITTLE POST-MOTHER'S DAY WORD
FOR ALL THOSE MOM'S WHO HAVE
BLOWN IT FROM TIME TO TIME
WITH THEIR MOTHERING SKILLS,
MARK 3:20-21 & 30-35
"And he came home and the crowd gathered again,
to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
When His own people (kinsmen) heard of this,
they went out to take custody of Him,
for they were saying, 'He has lost His senses'
...Then His mother and His brothers arrived,
and standing outside they sent word to Him and called to Him.
A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him,
'Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking forYou.'
Answering them, He said, 'Who are My mother and brothers?...
'Behold My mother and My brothers!
For whoever does the will of God,
he is My brother and sister and mother.'"
Here's not one of Mary and her boys' shining moments. I'm mean, if a mama is cooking a meal for her son who came home for a visit and He can't even come in and sit down to eat what she's work so hard to prepare, all his favorite foods, He must be insane! Yep, his family thought Jesus was crazy, so much so that they went to try to "take custody of Him." What? Not a very good mama moment for Mary.
Remember when Mary and Joseph lost Jesus that time for three days when they forgot him in Jerusalem? How would you like to tell God you lost His Son? It's a good thing they found Him.
Well, I've had plenty of bad mommy moments. My kids cried so much when they were little that I thought all kids hated me. Surprise! I became a preschool teacher not counting a lifetime of teaching Sunday School to little children. When you have one of those less than shining moments with your kids, think back to Mary. Yep. She was that kind of a mother too.
Here's some post-Mother's Day mom humor to give you a chuckle...
Well, you get the gist. Just remember,
Mary wasn't always the perfect mother either.