But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
One of the most touching passages in Scripture is when Jesus delegates over the care of his mother to John. In spite of His agony on the cross, He focuses on her needs by arranging for her future. Bottom line ~ Jesus took care of His momma.
A lesson for us.
Some of you no longer have your mom on earth; you would give anything to have her back. Some have a strained relationship with your mother. You long to see restoration before it is too late.
For the rest of us, we would do well to follow Christ’s example. If there is any way possible, we should make every sacrifice possible to look after our mothers or fathers, for as long as we are physically able.
I don’t know what my future holds, but I am trying my best to attend to my mom’s needs. She took care of me as I grew. I owe it to her to give back. I owe it to my dad, because I vowed to look after her when he died. I also owe it to my Lord.
I think that the account of Christ’s selfless display of love for His mother is in Scripture for a reason. Taking care of our aged parents should have as much thoughtful priority in our lives. We don’t love them more than Christ. However, we don’t love them less than they deserve and He expects.
Caring for our aging parents does need prayer. For strength, patience and the wisdom to know what is best. Not unlike what they needed in raising us!
I try to treasure every moment with my mom, because I know that I won’t have her forever down here below. When I spend time taking care of her, though, I can know that it pleases Christ.
We gotta take care of momma. Christ did.