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A Mother’s Love is Gospel

Updated on May 11, 2014

A mother’s love is undeniably gospel because it is an extension and reflection of God’s love on earth to His children. A mother’s love goes beyond bloodlines and is holistically supportive. In John 19:26-27 while on the cross, Jesus said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son! Then He said to the disciple whom He loved, “Behold your mother!” Jesus entrusted them into each other’s care. A mother’s love is also supportive on every level of our being- mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, allowing us to experience God’s love in the flesh.


Church Mothers

I am blessed to attend Apostolic Temple of Jesus Christ, with a Mothers’ Board that contains some of the sweetest, most loving women elders in a church body of Christ. They immediately embraced me with genuine affection and compassion; and they support me in ministry and encourage me like one of their own. I sit behind Mothers’ row most every Sunday and am reminded of my maternal grandmother whenever I am in their midst.

My mom in 1986
My mom in 1986 | Source

My Mother

In addition, I have come to understand, accept, love and appreciate my biological mother, Phyllis Bynum, on a whole new level after many years of resenting her. As a teenager and young adult, I felt that she only provided for my physical needs with material things and was not the emotional, mental or spiritual support I so desperately desired at the time. But then a shift took place during my adult years as I grew and developed in the things of God, especially after I resigned my corporate job to pursue ministry full-time and moved back home due to financial challenges. Mom became an amazing source of comfort, safety, love and provision when I needed her most. I am so grateful to God for how He blessed us to become a mutual support of love for each other and for the deep sense of care He has given me for her well-being. I count it a joy and privilege to serve her during her later years and health challenges. I honor my mother for the generous sacrifices she has made and continues to make on my behalf.

My mother’s love is gospel to me because it contains grace and mercy; supply for my needs; and protection and unconditional love for me. I love my mother because she first loved me.

Be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins


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      Jo Anne Meekins 3 years ago from Queens, NY

      Won't God do it Sis! He is amazing at bringing peace, harmony and understanding into relationships and it always begins with us. :-)

      It can be quite challenging though, but to God be the glory, His grace is sufficient.

      Be blessed.

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Wow, so very beautiful! My mother and I also went through a difficult phase at one point but I'm so grateful to God He brought understanding, love, forgiveness & peace to our relationship.

      Yes, an extension. Something to remember as a mother, daughter, sister, and all the other hats I wear!

      God bless you.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 4 years ago from Queens, NY

      God bless you Rev. Mama Joy and thank you for your precious encouraging words of affirmation. Your support is inspiring & makes me feel like traveling on in the work of The Lord. I so appreciate you taking the time to read & comment. Be well in Jesus name. Amen.

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      Joy 4 years ago

      Min JoAnne I agree "A Mother’s Love is Gospel" Amen “She first loved you” in the only way and manner she knew love.

      Sometimes it takes these kinds of experiences to bring the power of awareness into focus so that we can see the real values. My mother (Pearl) lived a long distance from me and when her time was nearing end for her, I had to care for her in the best way that I could at long distance. During this time, “The Gospel as I knew it began to signal its penetrable ability to be relative according to my needs. I needed to be true in knowing that God was with me in this remote care of my mother. Thanks for giving me permission to ride your bold carpet of “A Mother’s Love is Gospel” is truly good news. Now John 1:1 can speak on mother’s love as a truth and "In the beginning was the Love (Mother) and the word was with Love (Mother) and the word was Love (Mother). Amen Amen

      Love has always been there and Mothers Love is the new Gospel for this season and time. Bless you Min Jo Anne as you speak on solid grounds that only God has provided for you and given you support. May the womb (Phyllis Bynum) that birth you be forever blessed and may you as the fruit of her womb feed the masses who await your gifts to encourage them “to fear not”. Amen

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      Jo Anne Meekins 4 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thanks Sis! Praise God for mothers, they truly are a gift from God. You were blessed to have her for so long. Mine is 72 and hanging in there by God's grace. :-)


      Inspired 4 U

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very lovely tribute to your mother. My mother was an angel right here on this Earth for 84 years.

      Voted up ++++ and shring

      God bless, Faith Reaper