Lent 4 – 14th March

Mothering Love – heart

This week the church remembers the mothering love of God. In the middle of Lent we give thanks for all who show us this mothering love – a strong love, a challenging love, an encouraging love, a healing love.

Hold the heart in your hand as you reflect on these Bible Verses

Proverbs 23:25 NIV 

May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

 

John 19:26-27 NIV 

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

 

Hosea 11:3-4 NIV

God: “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I who took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them.”

 

Take time to reflect and give thanks for those who have “mothered” you – physically and spiritually.

 

Prayer:

God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful: watch over us and hold us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen