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Mother's Day

   It never ceases to amaze me at how God's love for us becomes evident through other people. We go through life with walls up, not letting anyone in, afraid of getting hurt; and eventually that mentality closes us off to the possibility of beautiful friendships and relationships. Sometimes we must step outside of our comfort zone and become vulnerable in order for God to move and show up in our lives, confirming that we are not alone.
   Yesterday was Mother's Day; a touchy day when thinking about my own mom, but an otherwise beautiful day when dealing with my children and understanding how blessed I am to be a mom myself. We recently moved to a new place and didn't really know anyone, but we were invited to share  Mother's Day with a woman from my church and her family. Not knowing what to expect we went, looking forward to the fellowship and some time out of the house. It was funny because I'm that mom that feeds her kids before going somewhere so they don't seem like they've never eaten in life before lol. Those of you with teenagers or pre-teens understand where I'm coming from. When we walked into this kind couple's home, we were greeted with a beautiful long ornate table full of food; more food than anyone could ever eat, even starving teenagers. After her youngest grandson, 5, blessed the food, her entire family made us feel like a part of their family, as we joked, laughed, and had some very interesting and encouraging conversations. It wasn't until I got home that I began to think. We all enjoyed ourselves so immensely, what if we had allowed ourselves to be closed off from that opportunity? The opportunity to have communion with fellow Christians. When you look up the definition of communion it states that, communion is the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level. Jesus communed with His disciples before He was crucified. We understand the importance of that communion, but we have to remember the example He was setting for the early church and for us as well; to commune with one another in remembrance of Him.
   Let's not be closed off and too busy to commune with one another in the Spirit and love of Christ, but let's learn to open our hearts and homes to those around us, sharing a meal, and praying for one another. You never know whose life you will deeply touch, as mine was last night. Thank you Miss Debra and Mr. Patrick for your love and hospitality, may God bless your family richly for all that you do.

Blessings and love to all Mother's,

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