Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV)

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

A faithful mother is eager to meditate on the Word of the Lord and receive the delight it brings.  The Word of the Lord overflows with the promise of her free forgiveness and eternal life through faith in Jesus.  It is her delight to know she is right with God now and for eternity.  It is her delight to follow the wise guidance of Jesus in all she does.

The delight a mother receives produces abundant fruit through her; the fruit of overflowing love for her children and all who know her.  Her children are blessed to receive the delight of the Lord passed on to them from their faithful mother.

That’s the blessing we celebrate on Mother’s Day.

That’s the overflowing delight of life in God’s way.

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