Midweek Message ~ May 6th, 2020
This coming Sunday is the day set aside to honor our mothers. In 1908 Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother who had been a great influence on her life so she convinced her church, St Andrews Methodist Church, to hold a memorial not only for her mother but for all Mothers. It wasn’t until 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May the official day to honor our Mothers. It was actually Anna’s Mother who first had the idea of Mother’s Day, however she wanted it to be a day that Mothers got together to serve and help other Mothers who were less fortunate than she was. The writer of Proverbs 22:6 (Solomon) wrote: “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. “I like the way the New Living Bible says it, “Direct your children onto the right path and when they are older, they will not leave it.” You know who I think usually does the training and the directing? It’s our Mothers. Look at who Paul recognized for teaching his young friend and co-worker Timothy about faith in God and belief in Jesus. It was his Mother, Eunice, and his grandmother Lois. (Second Timothy 1:5-6) The great preacher, Charles Spurgeon said, “No man can estimate what he owes to a Godly Mother. I can say that about my Mother. I hope you can too. So this Sunday we will do what Solomon wrote in Proverbs 31:31: “Give your Mother the reward she deserves and praise her for all that she has done for you.”
Take Care, God Bless, “Keep Spurring,” and I look forward to seeing everyone back in Church on the 17th.