I want to conclude my thoughts leading up to Mother’s Day with some thoughts on mom’s who were not “Birth Moms”. In Ephesians 1:5, We are reminded that “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” We are adopted into the family of God, we are also reminded in John 15:16, we are reminded that we have not chosen Christ, but He has chosen us. That is a beautifully pictured in the Adoptive Mom. Unlike a birth mom who is “stuck” with the child that she gets, an adoptive mom chose you out of all the ranks of children that were possible. This selection is a wonderful picture of what God does for us. out of all people God could choose, He choose us, and in that choice He devotes His full love and attention to us. He could not love us more, if we were His “Only Begotten”, If you are the child of adoption, don’t feel like your “birth mother” abandoned you, look at it as if your “birth mother” love you enough to give you to another family to give you advantages that she could not. And understand that “birth” does not make a mother: love, sacrifice, commitment, protection and many more things make a mother. Be grateful that your “adoptive mom” chose you, when she did not “have to”, She sacrificed for you so that you might fill a hole in her heart, that she longed to fill.
Happy Mother’s day to all who are Mom’s no matter how you got there!