Lyn, Mom, Becky
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31: 25 - 27
I looked at the clock a bit ago. It's three o'clock. In the afternoon.
I have been sitting in my recliner all day and I really don't care who knows it. It might seem to some that I'm eating the bread of idleness. The fact is, I've been very busy, watching over the affairs of my household. My extended household, that is. Wisdom and faithful instruction have been working overtime because...that's what Moms do.
You see, this is a Mom Day. Both of my daughters are in stressful circumstances today...one with a health issue and one with a career opportunity...and somebody has to be at the ready to listen, encourage and offer advice. And in between phone calls and texts, pray. Because God certainly can't work this all out without my faithful instruction, can he? 'Scuse me...it's the Mom talking.
The best thing I know is that this Mom, nor any other, is at the wheel of this ride called Life. As my pastor has pointed out to me - and to our congregation as a whole - God is not pacing the halls of heaven wringing his hands and wondering what to do next. He has His plan, and He will be there in the midst of the plan. The answer to it all is simple:
Thy will be done.
Still, we use our Google and research possibilities. We have brains and we're expected to use them. We can only make the right choices when we are informed. We look up airline information just in case we need to make a quick run to the bedside of a sick daughter. We search for answers...information...encouragement for ourselves and our loved ones. God's got this stuff. We just have to be faithful.
It's strength and dignity, armed with a laptop and clothed in pajamas. We call it Mom.