by Pat McIntosh
If you don’t remember that today is Mother’s Day, you are already in big trouble! Yeah, you forgot the card, didn’t you? You can still redeem yourself by taking her out to a nice lunch. Maybe candy and flowers will help smooth things over.
Seriously, this is one of my favorite holidays. I buy two cards. One is for my mother. I am reminded on this day of all the good things she has done and continues to do in my life. All the fond memories come flooding back. I also buy a card for my wife. I am thankful that someone thought of a “mother’s day card for wives.” This day also reminds me of the depth of the blessings I have received from God in selecting a godly mate who continues to influence the life of me and my family.
The Bible indicates in many places the honor that is due our mothers. Deuteronomy 5:16 indicates that we are to “honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” This context deals with the days leading up the Conquest, a time in which the land promise given to Abraham was to be realized in the taking of Canaan. In this new phase of their lives, they were to remember the heads of their homes.
May we learn a lesson from that same instruction. We should be thankful for those godly wives and mothers who so faithfully fulfill the role prescribed by God. Let us be thankful EVERY DAY for such godly women rather than a single day per year.
Sunday A.M. Sermon – Why Do We Celebrate Mother’s Day?
Introduction – Deut. 5:16
- To celebrate life – Gen. 2:7; 3:20; Jno. 10:10
- To remember death – Heb. 9:27-28; Gen. 3:19; Psa. 90:10-12; Eccl. 7:2-4
- To reinforce holiness – Gen. 17:15-16; Lk. 1:5-6; Prov. 31:10-31; Titus 2:1-5
Sunday P.M. Sermon – Four Necessary Elements for Growth (Acts 5:12-16)