For Hurting Moms

This is a repost from May 8, 2005 ... as I read that post again I became convinced that this is an important message for hurting moms ... be encouraged ... your labor was not and is not in vain.

This morning in church, as I was lost in worship, I saw a picture in my mind. I first saw a picture of a very beautiful yellow flower ... as I looked the vision seemed to pan out and I saw a golden haired young woman kneeling before the planting ... crying as she toiled ... working the soil with her hands. I then began receiving a few words which I wrote down ... here they are:

The Cultivator

I saw her bowed down before a glorious planting of flowers,

Hands in the soil, tenderly working the roots with water and her hands,

Her flowers are beautiful, her plantings prosperous,

All she plants does very well and nothing withers in the sun,

The Lord has given her favor because she is faithful and a lover of God,

Stooped down, she has taken the position of serving and intercession,

With humility of heart and conviction of soul she is a mighty force,

She is
The Cultivator. She is Mom!

These words are so appropriate for today, Mother's Day. If you are a mom then please take these words of encouragement to heart ... your children appreciate the tears, the words and the deeds that you have cultivated into their lives.


  1. Thank God for a Mom who wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty cultivating me.

    Good post, have a blessed Lord's Day.

  2. You're a good and kind man, Bob! Thanks!

  3. Wow, Bob, I never saw myself that way--thank you for the vision.

  4. This is one for the "Mommy File" in case I need it in the future. Thanks, KB!


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