Just Like Mothers



I had been worrying about my youngest daughter living away from home and making some unwise dating choices. I’d been praying for her, but hadn’t received any real comfort from any of my prayers. Then in church one Sunday the woman giving the inspirational thought from the  scriptures chose the Christmas Story from Luke (this was in July) and prefaced it with these words: “So, there were these shepherds, and they were watching over their lambs, just like mothers…And they were worried about them getting hurt or lost or threatened by wolves, just like mothers. When suddenly, angels appeared and  at first they were afraid for their lambs, just like mothers. But the angel said, “Fear not!”
I had never heard this familiar story interpreted that way before, and I knew instantly that this was my answer: that I shouldn’t fear for her–she was in God’s capable hands; everything would be okay. I sent the woman a note thanking her for being in tune with the Spirit to be the answer to my prayers that day, and she said, “That was the wildest moment! Words and thoughts not my own came out of me! I had never looked at it that way before either!”

How have you received answers to prayers?

The Announcement of Christ’s Birth to the Shepherds, by Del Parson

The Announcement of Christ’s Birth to the Shepherds, by Del Parson

 Day 10 of the A-Z Challenge!


About Gail

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8 Responses to Just Like Mothers

  1. stephen tremp says:

    All the time. Just the fact i’m still here is a miraculous answer to prayer.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    Twitter: @Stephen Tremp

  2. betty says:

    Oh my gosh yes, I have received LOTS of answers to prayers 🙂 I would always pray that my young adult son would get home safely when he was out and about. Even when something bad did happen (won’t go into it for privacy sake) he still did arrive home safely, a little later than his original thought, but safe. All we can do as moms is continue to pray for our children and trust God knows what is best for them 🙂


  3. Hi, I so related to the worrying bit. I am not a Christian, nor have a daughter. Just a mum = nervous wreck, for reasons different than yours 🙂 mere details. Unfamiliar with the gospel of Luke. But the answers come, whatever faith we are, or aren’t.

    Here from the A-Z, and best wishes

  4. I don’t know what it’s like to be a mother, but I know that I’ve made my mother worry the same way you’re worrying about your daughter. The best advice I heard from another mother (though she said it with a heavy sigh) was that you have to let your children make irresponsible choices when they’re young so they become the responsible adults we want them to be. I’ll try to keep this in mind when I start a family.

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