Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8

This is the most significant day in America. This is the day that we honor our mothers and celebrate motherhood. It is a day worthy of celebrating because it honors the most important profession in all of civilization. The most famous woman in history is Mary because she was the mother of Jesus.

Motherhood is more than just bringing children into the world. It is the nurturing, the sacrifices and the unconditional love that makes motherhood unique. It is a bond that goes from the cradle to the grave. Mary epitomized that.

Cynics would say that not all mothers should be honored and that a lot of women are not ready to be mothers.

That is not my experience. Most of the women I have known have been great mothers to their children, despite the circumstances of how they became mothers, or their financial resources. These women have risen to the challenge and go unsung when things go right with their kids.

Except on this one day, a day we set aside to make sure that those who do the work of God on earth are recognized and celebrated for their achievement. Happy Mother's Day!