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The Power of a Mother’s Love

How powerful a mother’s love can be in the lives of her children! A mother has the amazing opportunity every day to show the love of Jesus and model who He is. An unknown writer says it well in this story.

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. His mom dried her hands, and she read this:

  • For cutting the grass: $10.00
  • For cleaning up my room this week: $3.00
  • For getting a good report card: $5.00
  • For cleaning up and raking the yard: $5.00
    Total owed: $23.00

His mom looked at him, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up a pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and wrote:

  • “For the nine months I carried you while you grew inside me: No Charge.
  • For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, wiped your nose, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge.
  • For the worries I’ve had for your future: No Charge.
  • For the toys, food, and clothes: No Charge.
    Total owed: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading his mother’s words, there were big tears in his eyes. He looked straight up at her and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.”  And then he took the pen, and on his side of the paper in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there! As you celebrate, reach out to a mom who you know is struggling and encourage her this week.  If you have a story to share, we’d love to hear it in the comments section.