Mother's Day Memories

Posted on May 16, 2018.

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. It is the day set aside by our nation to honor the women who birthed and blessed our lives. Such days are welcomed by many but shunned by others. Those who had a bad experience with their mothers would like to see this day abolished. Mother’s Day is also difficult for those women who desperately want a child but have been unable to conceive.

There is yet another group who find Mother’s Day difficult to endure. It is comprised of individuals whose mothers have died. No matter your view of this special day, none of us would be alive without our mothers. There has never been a perfect mother. All mothers need forgiveness and love. Jesus demonstrated the importance of honoring mothers by taking time out of his brief time on the earth to pay respect to His mother. Jesus accompanied Mary to a wedding in Cana. Later on the cross when He had to fight for every breath, Jesus took a moment to assure that His mother would be in the care of one of His disciples.

Shouldn’t those of us who know Jesus seek to follow His example of giving honor to our mothers? My own mother was an amazing women, filled with love, determination and humor. She was little in stature but mighty in spirit. I truly miss her. We also miss my Mother-in-law who was also a strong caring mom. This was our first Mother’s Day without her.

I am daily blessed by the mother of my children as she still seeks to care for our family. Louise and Stephanie are the great mothers of our grand daughters. Then there are the many mothers who have touched my life through our church family. When God designed the family, He determined to show us an example of His great love through our mothers. While none could fulfill such a roll perfectly, many have allowed His love to pore though them. I am so very thankful for my Mother and for all the other mothers who have blessed my life.

Still Missing my Mom, 

Bro. Jerry