MAY 5, 2022
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day that brings out lots of feelings in lots of people. I know because for 27 years around this time, people share their thoughts and feelings with me.
Motherhood is amazing. Think of it: our mothers carried us in their bodies, gave birth to us, and (in most cases) cared for and nurtured us as we grew up. This was all ordained by God and we should thank God for it, especially as Mother’s Day approaches.
I think of all that my mother did for my brother and I, and I'm forever indebted. I still think of some of her words to me, so many of the ways she showed me love, the sacrifices she made, and even my last visit with her a few months before she died two-and-a-half years ago. Most importantly, my mom became a Christian and we would talk about the Bible and attend church when we were together. I am a blessed man.
While many can identify with this, there are some who can’t because their mom wasn’t the best mom to them. There are many reasons this can be the case, and I feel so saddened when I hear these accounts.
Regardless of which it is, God calls us to honor our parents (Exodus 20:12). If your mom was special like mine, this is pretty easy. If she’s alive, call her, tell her you love her, send her a card, some flowers, or whatever will make her smile. If this wasn’t the case, do all you can to honor her for everything you can honor her for. As hard as it may be to do, this is God’s will for you. Then let God fill you up with the love you need inside.
If you’re local, be sure to bring your mom to Lakeshore. We will be honoring all the women in attendance and talking about an important subject: fear.