God our protector
A reflection for Mothering Sunday
‘That’s what a mother does – protects her children’
Where I live, we have frequent power cuts, so it’s usually wise to carry a torch when it’s dark just in case the lights go out.
Early one morning I was going to the bathroom and forgot to take my torch with me. But I remembered that my mother saw me leave the room and knew where I was; I had nothing to worry about. I was confident she would bring me a torch if I needed one. That’s what a mother does – protects her children.
Yes, there was a power cut that morning, but just as my eyes were beginning to adjust to the darkness, I saw a light. It was my mum standing right in front of me with that torch. I had absolutely nothing to worry about!
God’s lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!
In our scripture verse, Job is recalling a time in his life when by the light of God he walked through darkness. Just as I trusted my mum to bring me a torch, I can trust God to light up any darkness in my life and to direct my path.
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
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