Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who make the world a better place.
All Women are Mothers
That means all of us, whether we have children or not. Adam referred to Eve as the mother of all living before she’d ever birthed even one child.
Women are mothers wherever we go and in whatever work we are engaged.
I celebrate that today and offer you my thanks for all that is quietly done by you, the women in the world and by the men who love and support you, to accomplish world peace.
Mothers Work for World Peace
Peace can be found in the most unusual places and at the most unexpected times. If a heart is trained in peace and empathy from a young age, that heart grows into a force for good in the world.
Whatever our chosen professions, I pray that the women of the world will choose peace so that those around us may find it.
However many, wherever the children in your life are to be found, I thank you personally for loving them.
F.M. Bareham wrote:
A century ago [in 1809] men were following with bated breath the march of Napoleon and waiting with feverish impatience for news of the wars. And all the while in homes babies were being born. But who could think about babies? Everybody was thinking about battles.
In one year between Trafalgar and Waterloo there stole into the world a host of heroes; Gladstone was born in Liverpool, Tennyson at Somersby Rectory, and Oliver Wendell Homes in Massachusetts. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, and music was enriched by the advent of Felix Mendelssohn in Hamburg.
Yet which of the battles of 1809 mattered more than the babies of 1809? We fancy God can manage His world only with great battalions, when all the time he is doing it with beautiful babies.
When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching or a continent wants discovering, God sends a baby into the world to do it.” (As quoted by Kimball in Faith Precedes the Miracle, 323.)
Here’s to you and me and peace – Happy Mother’s Day!