Ps. 139:13


ď. . . You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my motherís womb.


I know that a lot of the people reading this are not mothers.† But I am fairly confident that everyone reading these words had a mother.† Therefore, everyone has a stake in Motherís Day and a reason to be thankful to God.†


People tend to get a little mushy about moms and the whole idea of Motherís Day Ė I know because Iíve read the cards at Wal-Mart.† Nevertheless, it is wise for pastors to be a little careful about what they say this time of year.† Why?† Because for some, motherhood was unwelcome; for some, biological motherhood isnít possible; for others, memories of mother arenít all that nice; and for most moms, even under the best of circumstances, motherhood isnít a bed of roses.


But, you know what . . . even with the dirty diapers and busy schedules, sick children and sleepless nights, mothers and their children are part of Godís plan; it is a relationship that springs from His divine purpose and provision.† And even if the fall has warped the image, motherhood still reflects Godís love for His children.† ďAs a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. . .Ē† (Isa 66:13).† So praise God and, if it is possible, hug your mother . . . and have a very Happy Motherís Day.


Pastor Keith Andrews