NEWS FROM THE CENTER FRIDAY DIGEST June 4, 2021
As we think about our mothers, we may take still more comfort and awe in the fact that Son of God, through whom the world was created, came into this world through a conception by the Holy Spirit, so that He, like you, has a mother. That is to say, our Lord God is entangled into fabric of our humanity, even as we are attached to Him through baptismal waters and through a chalice blood that runs deep.
Now, there's no doubt that Satan has done his best to do away with motherhood. The shocking sin of a mother taking the life of her own child is too great a sorrow to think on, and yet we must. And it's so sad that motherhood is so often rejected, traded in for careers, money, and silly bucket lists.
If you are reading this, you have a mom, and that fact is reason enough to offer God thanks. If your mom cared for you and loved you, then your thanks multiply a thousandfold. And if your mom remained with your father, well, then, another thousandfold. But if things did not work out for you, at least as you would have liked, then let's work together to strengthen marriage, natural marriage, against all imposters. It's not about making motherhood and marriage great again, but simply recognizing the value and fighting for it.
Thanks be to God for motherhood. And thank you, Mom.
The Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer is chairman and professor of Exegetical Theology and director of the M.A. program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
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