While motherhood is a joy and a blessing, there are times that it can be just downright sad. In today's lesson, we look at Psalm 88; what has been called the saddest of the psalms. While most psalms conclude on an upbeat note with a shout of praise, Psalm 88 literally ends in darkness,"You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are darkness." (Psalm 88:18 NASB)
But why this Psalm on Mothers' Day? Why look at a psalm that promises such gloom? As we look into this Psalm we find just the opposite and draw from it two important lessons. First, darkness can last a long time; both in circumstances as well as a feeling of rejection of God. But the second lesson gives us great hope; for it is in darkness that we find there is no better place to learn about God's love and grace.
May you be truly blessed by God's Word through this message. Thank you for listening.