We praise and thank God for the great success and blessed results of our recently concluded Youth Quest 2019. The theme “Ngayon Na” essentially based on Ecclesiastes 12 :1, with the heart-stirring messages and challenge, has somehow left, by God’s grace, a positive and a deep-rooted mark in the minds and hearts of the young people delegation. We praise God and rejoice with our youth on the 73 professions of faith, 54 commitments to enter Bible School, 105 decisions to be full time Church worker, and 32 who expressed God’s call to be a Missionary/Pastor. These were based on the decision slips filled out by concerned delegates. We thank God for His favor on such encouraging results, and continue to pray that there will truly be a real honest to goodness performance of the doing of these various decisions and commitments.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day today, may we sincerely realize and take to heart the significance of this occasion. While mothers deserve to be respected and remembered everyday of our lives, it is really a good practice to set a day in a year as a way to formally honor and recognize our mothers, for without them as instruments of God, we won’t be here in this world. Our desire to honor mothers stems from the great role they fill in the training of their children. Motherhood is indeed a God-given responsibility.
It is therefore but right and fitting, my dear brethren, that we formally honor and show deep regard and respect for our mothers. The Bible in Deuteronomy 5:16 commands us, “Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” This is the 5th in the Ten Commandments, and is considered the first commandment with promise.
Let us consistently treat our mothers well, speak honorably of them, and politely to them. It should really be a tribute of love, a year-long recognition of their significant role in the lives of their children. It is indeed a perpetual responsibility o f showing honor, courtesy, respect, and love.
All By God’s Grace and For God’s Glory!
Pastor Gerry Nable