What is it about a mother that makes her do things for her kids all the time? Even when no one’s looking? Even when no one knows? Especially her children.
I believe it is the God-gene in her – not in a scientific, physiological sense, but in a spirit sense. God’s fingerprint is on his creation. He breathed the breath of life into Adam, from whom he created a woman, and Adam named her Eve because she was the mother of all living.
Of course it is a God thing.
Who else would go through pain for our deliverance?
Who else would give without thanks and then give again anyway?
Who else would say, “I’ll take care of you,” and then do it even when we’re not looking?
Psalm 121:7 says,
The Lord will keep you from all harm –
he will watch over your life.
Yesterday, when the Toyota service department technician called me out to my car to see the split rubber on the inside of the left front tire, I remembered that verse.
It was the tire closest to oncoming traffic. All the other tires were in good shape. There’s an imbalance somewhere, a misalignment. The fix is easy, but the damages could have been horrific.
This is not the first time the Lord has watched over my life, nor will it be the last. Psalm 121:8 makes that clear:
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
There’s a little bit of Mom-care there, just like the little bit of God-care in the mother I remember.
Thank you, Lord.