Reflection from Mother’s Day: I was thinking about this all day yesterday after church. I am usually…

Reflection from Mother’s Day:
I was thinking about this all day yesterday after church. I am usually…

Reflection from Mother’s Day:
I was thinking about this all day yesterday after church. I am usually up on the stage helping lead worship and then we sit in the seats for the sermon and go back up to do the invitation. It’s been this way since right after Jesse (our first-11 years old) was born. But yesterday was different. It was the first Mother’s Day service where we didn’t have an invitation or music at the end. Our pastor (Tim) always invites the mothers to come be prayed over and pray for each other at the altar, and I remembered the Mother’s Day before Jesse was born being very sad and crying because I had just found out 2 days before that I was having my second miscarriage. Since then and actually becoming a mother, I have never had the opportunity to pray at the altar on Mother’s Day. Not that you need to be in a special place to speak to God about anything, but it was special to me. Pastor Tim happened to be speaking about Hannah who was not able to have a child, how she pleaded for one, and it all came rushing back to me. How I felt 12 years ago on that Mother’s Day wondering if God was going to even give me a child. If I deserved one. If I would screw them up. Being able to pray for them at the altar this Mother’s Day was a sweet little blessing that I don’t take for granted. Thank you God for an altar and 12 years of remembrance of your blessings over me.
– Melodee

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