God created men and women:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
He created motherhood and fatherhood:
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number;” Genesis 1:28.
He created male and female, specifically, differently. But that’s not bad. It is also my observation that mother’s and dad’s experience grief a little bit differently. That’s not bad, either.
The only One who knew your child before you did is God, the Creator:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. … My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth. your eyes saw my unformed body. Psalm 137:13, 15-16
Your job is to train your child:
Listen, my son… do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8.
Your child’s job was to honor you as mom:
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Deuteronomy 6:16
Resulting in joy for everyone. (In this case, I think both “mother” and “father” refer to any parent.):
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! Proverbs 23:24-25
That’s the way it should be – but we know it’s not always that way. And so does God, the ultimate Father. The evidence that He knows this is that He’s mentioned it several times in His Book:
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother. Proverbs 10:8
God, your God and Comforter, knows what it’s like to have your job, to have that kind of relationship with a beloved little one:
…we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. I Thessalonians 2:7.
He knows your heart because He has the same heart for each of us. He knows the sorrow you feel too. His son was murdered under false accusation by evil men.
But He also made a plan for your restoration through His Son. His Son died to take away the sting of death and His Son rose again to prove there is life beyond the grave and to prepare a place for all who love and follow Him and to be the first one there. He is there with those who have gone before us. And He is here with you always.
Blessings in His presence this Mother’s Day.