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Mother's Day Devotion

Buttercup Blessings

By Cathy Irvin
Staff Writer

Remember when you were a child and you would pick up buttercups or dandelions for your mother, and how you would hide them behind your back? I can remember by mom cooking dinner on a Saturday afternoon. I gave her a handful of flowers that I had picked from the yard. She smiled at me and thanked me for such a lovely gift. She took off her apron, sat me on her lap, and told me that she loved me.

I recently found a picture of me when I was quite young. My mother had written on the back of the picture "3-years-old," which is the same age of my precious great-granddaughter, Destiny. The other day Destiny handed me a dandelion from the yard.

Somehow those moments of reflection remind me that Jesus, our Beloved, wants to shower us with gifts of His love. He also expects us to give others little acts of kindness as we journey along here on earth.

I am so glad I gave my mother flowers then. Through the years on Mother’s Day, even though she passed away 12 years ago, her smile still comes back when I am given a flower from a tiny hand trying to say I love you.

Be sure you show and tell your mother or special loved one that you love them all the time, not just on special occasions. Then when they move on to heaven, you can know that the Lord was pleased that you gave your love away. It is like flowers that last forever for Him:

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

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Cathy Irvin authored well over 50 Devotions for CBN over three decades where she served the Lord Jesus Christ at the Christian Broadcasting Network. Cathy loved telling stories and glorifying God in all that she did. On December 16, 2011, Cathy left this earthly dwelling to take up residence in the dwelling prepared for her in Heaven. Her Devotions minister with love and truth.

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