Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Savior.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother has been gone many years now, but I still think of her and miss her. No surprise there for children often think of their mothers. Even our Lord was thinking of His earthly mother as He was dying on the cross. He made sure that she would be provided for and taken care of as He gave the responsibility of her care and safe keeping to John. God gave us something special with the gift of mothers.
It seems, in our modern competitive society, as if mothers don’t fit in today’s culture like they used to years ago. I don’t remember when being a wife and mother, providing a home, became less than the noble calling it always had been. I suppose it had something to do with the feminist movement of making women equal to men, especially in the work place, as if providing and caring for a home and family isn’t work in the extreme.
In my world I still operate under the old adage “women and children first”. I still open the door for women and I hold them in the highest regard. To be a mother, wife, homemaker, bookkeeper, referee, cook and more only scratches the surface of what a mother does in the home. If you add to that the women who somehow manage to work outside the home as well, it staggers the imagination. Women equal to men? That’s absurd. I’ve always held them to be superior. At the end of a day, when I go and sit in my recliner, Karen (the mother of my children) is still hard at it. In all honesty, I’ve seen her job and I don’t want it.
This Sunday show your mother your love and how much she means to you. If she has gone home to be with the Lord, remember her and all that she did for you. I know, I will. Our mothers don’t want the world, but a card, some flowers, a call will let them know they are ever in our thoughts. I’ll celebrate Mother’s Day with Karen with a special gift, card and her favorite meal to let her know how much I love her, need her, appreciate her and all she does to make me the person I am.
Happy Mother’s Day and God bless them all!
Pastor Lee R. Harder