We praise and thank God for enabling us to CONTINUE in helping address the various pressing need s or special projects and concerns in Mission works and even in some Churches both here and abroad. What a joy and blessing to be a channel of God’s blessings even as God CONTINUE to favour and bless us with the consistent leveling-up of our Faith Promise Missions Giving. We CONTINUE to press on with a focused heart and an abiding trust in Him.
This Sunday being Mother’s Day, we formally and publicly remember and honour our mothers in the service this morning. It is certainly a good practice and a noteworthy cause to set a day in a year as a way to corporately and individually recognize, honour, and appreciate our mothers whom God gave us. Of course, they deserved to be respected and remembered everyday of our lives for without them as instruments of God, we won’t be here in this world. It is truly a perpetual responsibility of showing honour, courtesy, respect, and love. Let us always treat them well, speak honourably 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.
Mothers need to be aware that motherhood is the greatest cause they can invest their life in. In 1865 William Ross Wallace penned the immortal words, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” The famous Dwight L. Moody lost his father at the age of 4. His mother was left alone to raise 7 boys. Moody gave a very touching tribute to his mother’s funeral by saying: “If everyone has had a mother like my mother, there would be no need for jails.” Well-adjusted kids don’t just happen. Mothering with a passion shapes lives, attitudes, self-esteem, and security in children. Abraham Lincoln said, “No man is poor who has a godly mother.” John Wesley said, “I have learned more about God from my mom than all the theologians of England.” Godly mothers are enabled by God with such influence of legacy in their children.
My dear brethren, the Bible in Proverbs 31:28 records, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” And that is what we are here to do today. We are rising up, and we are saying thank God for mothers. Thank God for the influence that they have made upon our lives.
Happy Mother’s Day!
All By God’s Grace and For God’s Glory!
Pastor Gerry Nable