A Sermon for Covenant
Psalm 23; John 10:1-10
Covenant Baptist Church, San Antonio
May 11, 2014
Kyndall Rae Rothaus
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The Lord is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
On a day like Mother’s Day, we are encouraged to give thanks to our mothers and to honor them, to remember those generous women in our lives who have been like mothers to us, and to rest in the extravagant love of a God who scoops us up in his wings like a mother hen.
But Mother’s Day also makes me remember the women—and men too—who desperately want to be parents but suffer miscarriage after miscarriage, who endure doctor after doctor trying to put an end to infertility. I think of people I’ve known whose adoption fell through, and the little one they dreamed of joining their family never came. I think of devoted mothers who positively ache over lost and estranged children, and mothers who want more than anything for a sick kid to get a healthy life or an unhappy one to find their joy and these unanswered prayers hurt them in a way only a parent can hurt. Mother’s Day also makes me think of the adult children I know who desperately want a working relationship with their mother or their father, but they do not or cannot have one. I think of those who have lost their mothers and the mothers who have lost their children and all the folks who ache for family. Read more →