Mid-Week Update Welcome to the Mid-week update: Mother’s Day is a great time for testimonies. I like the, “Look Mom, No hands” testimonies, where children are so excited to show mom their newly acquired skills and abilities. Most of those testimonies end well. There are also testimonies of life-lessons learned from our moms and grandmoms. Precious memories also linger of story books mothers read to us and sacrifices they made to help us achieve our dreams. And of course, Mom’s cookies and sandwiches always tasted the best. The Bible talks about honoring our moms as a way of life. We do that officially on Mother’s Day, but the rest of the year needs some biblical insight in order to give mom the respect and joy she deserves. After all, if mom is happy, well . . . Honor goes much further than a day of recognition and maybe a delicious restaurant dinner. “Giving honor or glory is to say that someone is deserving of respect, attention and obedience.”1 That’s what we want to do for our mothers. Respect, attention, and obedience can be summed up with three endearing acts of love. First we can remember the good in our lives due to our mother’s guiding influence. (Remember, good includes times she told us to do things we really didn’t want to do, but we did them anyway and learned that she was right after all). We must also offer our gratitude for all that she has done. Third, we can really show honor to mom by taking caring for her needs. That’s really important. Mother’s Day is a great reminder of all the wonderful things our moms have meant to us since we were little. Let’s bring it full circle and do for her what she has done for us. Blessings, Pastor Kris
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