I pray tonight for mothers everywhere who don’t know where their loved ones are. For those of us who have children who are living in darkness. For those who didn’t get a chance to say goodbye.
I have met mothers who have lost adult children through brutal or shameful death. Their pain is deep and words cannot ease it. On my worst days, when I am tempted to fear, I remember that while they are here on earth there is still time to pray God to snatch them back.
I know I have used this many times over the years as my reference point. And I feel for these mothers it’s a good reminder that prayer for our children is vital.
This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15.
Be glad for every day that you can hold those little ones close to you and don’t be afraid, as I was to chasten them, for fear of losing them. You lose them anyway.
The Lord chastens everyone He loves and it’s for our own protection.