Mother's Day

Learning to live above the weight of labels

By Ed Traverse, May 08, 2022

Some labels carry a lot of

Luke 2:29-35 – 29  “Lord, now you are letting your servant [a]  depart in peace,     according to your word; 30  for my eyes have seen your salvation 31      that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32  a light for revelation to the Gentiles,  and for glory to your people Israel.” 33  And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.  34  And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed  35  (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

Jesus was no child

> Luke 2:46-47 – 46  After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  47  And > all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

Jesus won’t be by our labels

Luke 2:48-52 – 48  And when his parents [a]  saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.”  49  And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?” [b]   50  And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.  51  And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. 52  And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature [c]  and in favor with God and man.