May 12, 2019
Happy Mother's Day
We are called to honor our mothers, not just obey.
Motherhood goes deeper than our biological mothers.
So who is your mother?
More than just the woman who gave birth to you.
The mom is the matriarch of the place or situation.
We can't forget to honor our mother, but we need to recognize the Christian women in our lives who have loved us, who have been shining examples for us and have helped us throughout our lives.
It takes a community to raise a child.
We need to acknowledge the women in our community who help us, raise, and invest in our children.
If you are not a biological mom, be involved with the youth around you, love them, be an encouragement to them, support them. Be a mother figure for them.
We need mom's, as many as we can get. When you invest in others it does wonderful things to your soul.
While he was still speaking with the crowds, his mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48 He replied to the one who was speaking to him, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” 49 Stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
1 Timothy 5:1-2
Don’t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters with all purity.
Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not slaves to excessive drinking. They are to teach what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, workers at home, kind, and in submission to their husbands, so that God’s word will not be slandered.