Passage: Psalm 131

Speaker: Steve Hands

Series: True Rest

Mother’s Rest

“Mother love liberates” (Maya Angelou). Yes.  Mother love is not about controlling from fear or holding on forever. Mother love is about liberating and launching children into their God-given (my addition) purpose. Yes, mothers care so that children do not fear their situation. Yes, mothers calm so that children find confidence.  But the purpose of the care and calm of mothers is to liberate and launch children with confidence into God’s purposes. This Mother’s Day we celebrate mothers, both spiritual and actual, who have launched us into God’s purposes. Human mothers express imperfectly the perfect mother love of God who launches us into God’s purposes. Psalm 131 spells out that mother love of God for the LORD cares and calms us to launch us in his purposes. 

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