Happy Mother's Day!
Did you know that Jesus once compared himself to a mom?
In Luke 13:34 Jesus said, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!"
Most of us have never seen this, how a hen can fluff out her wings into two feather covered shields that her chicks run under for protection. Check it out on YouTube here:
On the cross, Jesus spread out his arms to die for the sins of the world. He now invites us all to gather under his resurrected arms as they are spread out in welcome. We can take shelter under his wings from sin and death and hell. Or we can run away from his love and face life on our own.
Never doubt what he wants. He wants you safe and sound with him.
BTW -- make sure your wife and/or mom knows you love her, and not just today.