Dear MOPS & MOMSnext Mama,
What a joy it has been to spend a whole year together, learning and growing. We got to meet in person all year long & that is something to celebrate!
While that year has come to a close and we’re full swing into summer, we are really just beginning – as we come together for our summer playdates and anticipate a new year. As we keep turning towards each other –
- What if we really believed we were already fully known? That we were intentionally and purposefully created and all of our ways, every part of who we are, is already familiar to God. More than we know Him or about Him, what’s really important is that He knows us. We are written on the palm of His hands (Isaiah 49:16) and fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12). We can never hide from God. (Hebrews 4:13)
- What if we knew we were already seen? That God watches over all of our coming and going (Psalm 121:8), seeing all that is good and all that is not good (Proverbs 15:3). He knows our hurts – the places that bleed, the tears we cry –
what if we lived knowing that we have always been seen?
Yes, us mamas with laundry piled on surfaces, crumbs on the floors, groceries waiting to get picked up, lost library books and forgotten homework assignments just living a whole lot of day in-day out ordinary…SEEN.
Do you know the first person in the Bible who gives God a name is a woman and a mother who was abandoned, rejected, outcast. She gave God the name – EL ROI, “the God who sees”.
- What if we knew we were unconditionally loved? That absolutely nothing – no trouble, no hunger, no danger, no threat, no calamity, no fear, not even death – nothing! could separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39). That God calls us His children (1 John 3:1) and gave His Son because of His love for us (John 3:16). That even in our darkest times, the faithful love of God never stops (Lamentations 3:20-23) because He is faithful.
You are fully known, seen & loved.
It’s time to rise up & go together.
Register here for the upcoming 2022-2023 MOPS/MOMSNext year – We GO TOGETHER.