So, is Mother's Day a commercialized invention to rake in more cash for Hallmark, American Greetings, florists, and restaurants? Or does it give us an opportunity to fulfill a Biblical principle that calls us to honor mothers? It's probably a bit of both, but let's focus on the latter. Proverbs 31:29 speaks of a wife and mother who fears the Lord. "Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." If you are a husband or a child, is this a regular thing in your house? It should be! If not, be thankful for a day each year to remind you. Then make it your daily habit - not just a yearly thing. (By the way guys. Moms are really smart. If Mother's Day is the only time of year that you express your gratitude to her in any meaningful sort of way, she'll see right through that. But if what you do on Mother's Day is another expression of the love and gratitude you show year round, she'll appreciate that much more.)
So make sure that your mom knows how much you love her and how thankful you are for her. Make sure others know too. Proverbs 31:31 says, "Let her works praise her in the gates." Does anyone else know how you feel about your mom? They should. So let me praise my mom "in the gates." I can honestly say that without my mom ("Work before play, Aaron!"), I wouldn't be where I am today. And without the mother of my children...well, let's not even go there. My mother-in-law is pretty cool too...without her my wife wouldn't be who she is today. Then there are grandmothers, but I'll stop there. I thank God for the moms in my life. I hope you do too.
Some miscellaneous musings from Pastor Aaron.
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