Mama Used to Say…

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Mother’s Day is often a bitter sweet time of the year for me. On one hand, I have my beautiful wife and other women in my family and community to celebrate; on the other hand, the women who helped to raise me like my mother and grandmothers are no longer with us today. They are missed. This morning, as I listened to my car radio while driving to the store, I heard them play a live version of “Grandma’s Hand,” by the late Bill Withers. As I listened, my eyes began to fill up with just enough tears to glaze the surface of my eyes, but I began to pull myself together and just remember them fondly as I listened to Mr. Withers sing. Like that song, the sorrow seems to never get old.

However, Mama used to say that God is a healer and comforter in times of sorrow. The Bible says that¬† “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows] (Psalm 147:3). So, if you are like me and you are thinking of those who have since passed on to Glory, be encouraged that you have a comforter in our Savior. Also, be encouraged that those loved are resting in the loving arms of Christ our Savior. So, I celebrate LOVE on this Mother’s Day. God loves you and I love you. Stay Blessed. Peace ~

Note: I love and miss you mama and grandma; you are forever in my heart.

References
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
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