Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day to honour the woman you call ‘Mom’. Alleluia! for all the moms in our lives—mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, foster moms, bonus moms, aunts, wives, sisters, friends, fellow moms, mentors … all women who love with a mother’s heart.
Tradition is that you give a single red rose or carnation to the Moms who are living; and a white carnation or rose is worn by someone to represent the Moms who have passed on. Remember that Mother’s Day can be a sad day for many people. For example, some mothers have passed away, some women may not have been physically able to bear children, some women have lost a child, some children are forced to be separated from their mother or never knew their mother.
While Mother’s Day is a joyous day for most, be sensitive to those who, for whatever reason, are sad on this day. If you know this to be the case with someone, give them a flower, card or a phone call and let them know how special they are, to you and to God!
I loved to sit on Mama’s knees when I was just a child There I learned so many things that carried me through life She told me about Jesus and how He died for me She taught me many scriptures I still quote from memory When I climbed down to run and play as children always do She got down on those same knees and prayed ’til she prayed thru She’s a woman of faith and she shows me how to live Lord help me to be a prayer warrior like she is.
Moms wear many hats … chef, housekeeper, conflict resolver, event planner, teacher, chauffeur, launderer, counselor, finance manager, health care provider, activities director, and even world changer … as she raises and teaches the next generation.
The most important role of a Mother is to train their children about God, to love and honour Him and His Word; and teach them to love and honour their parents, husbands and children. Proverbs 22:6 - “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Exodus 20:12 - “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”
If you’ve been estranged from your Mother or have a ‘rocky’ relationship, the timing may be right to contact her and let her know you love her. The Bible is clear that we are to honour our parents. Ephesians 6:1-3 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
Maybe your mom has been absent, abusive or not the best parent … but it doesn’t change God’s Word. You are responsible for your role, she is responsible for hers ... so regardless of your relationship status, follow God’s command to honour your mother.
Additionally, if you are a mother and have neglected your role of teaching your children about God and His Word, now is the time to start! If your children are grown, sit down with them to express regret for not teaching them; encourage them to learn about Him and to teach their children. It is never too late!
Whoever you call ‘Mom’, thank God for them and enjoy Mother’s Day tomorrow and the blessing of Mothers!
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