The Power of a Mother’s Love

How powerful a mother’s love can be in the lives of her children! A mother has the amazing opportunity every day to show the love of Jesus and model who He is. An unknown writer says it well in this story.
A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. His mom dried her hands, and she read this:

    • For cutting the grass: $10.00
    • For cleaning up my room this week: $3.00
    • For getting a good report card: $5.00
    • For cleaning up and raking the yard: $5.00

Total owed: $23.00
His mom looked at him, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up a pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and wrote:

      • “For the nine months I carried you while you grew inside me: No Charge.
      • For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, wiped your nose, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge.
      • For the worries I’ve had for your future: No Charge.
      • For the toys, food, and clothes: No Charge.

Total owed: No Charge.
When the boy finished reading his mother’s words, there were big tears in his eyes. He looked straight up at her and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.”  And then he took the pen, and on his side of the paper in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there! As you celebrate, reach out to a mom who you know is struggling and encourage her this week.