Mother's Day can be a wonderful day. But for many people, for a variety of reasons, it can be a tough day that is made even tougher when surrounded by the sweet and perky greetings and messages of the day. Several years ago I gave a talk at my church on Mother's Day that seemed to resonate with people for whom Mother's Day, or any day for that matter, hasn't always been synonymous with a Hallmark state of mind. I posted it on my nonblog website some time ago and get comments from time to time as to its helpfulness. I wish I would have thought of posting a link to it yesterday, on Mother's Day, but unfortunately, I didn't think of it until a few minutes ago.
It begins with a question that would appear to some as almost scandalous to utter on such a day:
"Here’s a question we each could ask ourselves: How likely is it that God has forgotten about me? Ask yourself that now: How likely is it that God has forgotten about you?..."