"...It is you, O King, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth."
I have to admit this sounded great as I was reading it. A powerful image of a strong tree who provides shade, food, and protection for all. Isn't that what I want to be as a mother? But that isn't the whole interpretation. The king will be brought down low and no longer rule his kingdom if he does not turn from his sins and show mercy.
I cannot be strong, powerful, and wise without giving my all to God. He is the one who has given me life. As a wife and mother, I must honor God and ask for His help and mercy. I cannot be so proud of what I have already accomplished without giving praise and honor to God. One does not want to be cut low or barred from the Kingdom of Heaven.
Please God accept my praise and help me be a better wife and mother.