Milestones in the lives of our children can be tough on a mom’s heart. Since we have a large family, there seems to be a lot of milestones around here all at once!
This week, we had a birthday celebrating our six year old, who has matured so much in these last few months. We have two more birthdays coming up. One is for our eleven year old, who is just getting so big lately! Then, our baby is turning a year old soon. Waaahhh! And to throw some icing on the cake, our oldest started his very first real job this week. Oh my mommy heart! You all! I cannot help but think God made Moms to be so soft towards their children.
To be tenderhearted means to be kind, gentle, and sentimental. It means easily moved to love, and prompted to pity or sorrow, compassionate. Sounds just like Jesus, doesn’t it? And it reminds me of a Mother’s love!
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind,
sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind” (1 Peter 3:8).
In this world that we live in it is harsh. There are countless terrible, sad stories of murders, sicknesses, storms, rumors of war, suicides. We need more tenderness.
It can be a sacrifice to extend this kind of softness towards people. But, isn’t that what picking up our cross and following Jesus entails? I hope we emulate Him in this way, a bundle of overflowing kindness, gentleness, and mercy. To be sympathetic and compassionate. Like a Momma’s heart towards her children, let us be tenderhearted.