*In the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May. For a list of other dates in other countries, see this Wikipedia page.
Today is a day to honor our mothers. I’m so grateful to my mother for all the love and care she has shown me, from before I was born to now, and for the friendship we have, despite the distance. Thank you, Mom!
I know the verse today may seem a bit strange, but it jumped out at me. Does a mother stop caring about her children? Not likely! And yet it’s even less likely that God would stop caring about us. In fact, Isaiah tells us there’s no chance at all that God will forget us!
“Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
But Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me,
the Lord has forgotten me.’
‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
Your children hasten back,
and those who laid you waste depart from you.
Lift up your eyes and look around;
all your children gather and come to you.
As surely as I live,’ declares the Lord,
‘you will wear them all as ornaments;
you will put them on, like a bride.'”