Creating a home is a sacred task given by God.
For the child, that home begins inside the mother’s womb. Doctors tell us that what Mom eats and does affects her child, long before he or she is born. For example: When Mom doesn’t take in enough calcium in her diet, the calcium in her bones and teeth is taken for her unborn child. Today research has also shown that the fetus can hear. Many mothers play music, sing, and read to their unborn child.
When I see pregnant women regularly at worship, I give thanks that once again a child is beginning with the love of a church family. Hearing the hymns, prayers, words that speak of loving one another, and living in peace and harmony, can make a difference in that child’s life.
God entrusts mothers with the special role of being the “goodness and mercy” of God, that is claimed in Psalm 23. Of course, mothers, fail at times. They’re human.
God’s intention is that mother, in her unique place in the family, will be a source of God’s love.
Like all humans, mother doesn’t fulfill her role in a vacuum.
Mom’s need affirmation and support. Mother’s day reminds all of us that it is our privilege to be that affirmation and support. On Mother’s Day and every day, really look at the mother in your life, your own or someone else’s. Let her imperfections slide by and focus on the wonder of her efforts to love and support her child. Give her a hug. Speak words of appreciation.
Mother’s Day tell the Moms in your life that she is God’s blessing for her child.