Happy Mother's Day
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20
God, our father, is the author of all life. The whole family in heaven and earth is derived from Him. “Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” Ephesians 3:15. Mothers are part of God’s original plan. Before the foundation of the world, God knew what needed to happen for multiplication to take place on this earth. Without mothers there would be no increase. May we continue to increase until Jesus returns for His bride.
Mothers operate in two kinds of faith, a natural faith and a spiritual faith. Let us look at manifestations of the two.
Natural faith is what we call instinct. Not only do mothers use this, but animals live by it. Animals can sense trouble in the area without seeing someone. Mothers know when certain company is bad for her children, without anyone telling her, even before she knows what faith really is. They use to call it a hunch. Mothers have a way of looking at the faces of their children and knowing when things are just not right, even though there is no communication between the mother and child. All of this is instinct, but thank God through the new birth we can be sure and have help beyond what we can see. It is called faith. For we have been saved by faith through grace, so instead of instinct we operate in the faith we received at the new birth.
Spiritual faith is a faith that pleases God. According to Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
A good example of that faith is found in Matthew 15:21-29. We have the story of a mother looking diligently for help. She has living with her a demon possessed daughter and she believes Jesus can help her although she is not a covenant person. Her first approach to Jesus is in verse 21 "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed”. The mother’s desire is so strong and her faith is so high she endures ridicule at the lowest level. In verse 26 Jesus responded "…It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs." Being compared to a dog is not an easy thing. But the mother’s love for her daughter brings out what she truly is, a loving mother full of faith. So much so, Jesus refers to it as great faith in verse 28 “Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire”. And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Faith moved the hand of God in this Gentile woman before Calvary.
God has not changed. He will do the same for us. Let us grow our faith so we can operate in it boldly. He’s waiting!
Pastor Carolyn Prescod