For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. – (Psalm 139:13, NIV)
You formed the way I think and feel. You put me together in my mother’s womb. – (Psalm 139:13, ERV)
For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath. – (Psalm 139:13, VOICE)
Without our mothers, we would not exist. No matter whether our upbringing was wonderful or a struggle, the gift that each person holds in their existence in the world is because they had a mother who chose to give them life. When I think of the dear friends and family that have and continue to surround me every day, I am so grateful to God that their mothers chose them. For my own mom, grandma, aunts, aunties, sister, and dear sister-like friends, I am in awe of the incredible way that they have been created and how each of them chooses to love so well. The examples set around me compel me to be the best version of myself and ever seek God to grow me into the woman and mother that He created me to be. We are all a work in progress, and He never stops working in, through, and around us as we pursue Him. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us and give Him praise for intentionally creating us with a plan and purpose.
Each with a purpose,
Created and formed;
Fully known and loved,
He calls us His own.
A mother, sister,
Auntie or a friend;
To show love won’t end.
Lord, we are thankful,
For the ones given;
To love us so well,
Your chosen women.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the overwhelming blessings that You have placed in our lives through the ones who gave us life to those who have shaped, touched, and blessed our lives for the better. Thank You for my mom, as You knew just who my sister and I needed to guide and grow us best. Thank You for the women that You have placed in our lives to help shape us into who You want us to be. Forgive us for the times that we have taken these gifts for granted. Teach us to embrace the gifts all around us. Lead us to love people as You planned. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Please surround and uphold those who struggle through loss or absence of their moms today. Help each person feel the good that You have given through mothers and mother-like women in our lives. Be glorified O God, as we give You all of our thanks and praise, and ever seek You to lead us to love as You intended. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you… – Isaiah 66:13a