Thursday, May 19, 2022

Emphasize gratitude this Mother’s Day

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

Mothers’ Day is a tough sell for some people, for various reasons.

Perhaps your mom has died, or you were a child of divorce, or your relationship with your mom is strained and distant.

Perhaps as a woman you have longed for a child but have not been blessed with that experience.

It’s hard to jump in with both feet along with the rest of the world when things are not ideal.

If you’re a mom, you could also be struggling if you are estranged from your children or trying to parent alone.

So, with all these possible negative scenarios floating about how can one approach this particular day of observance with a clear mindset?

One of the Ten Commandments, found in Deuteronomy 5:16, says this: “Honour your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

There are many ways that we can honour our mothers.

A beautiful card with a handwritten note, a gift, or a dinner out are all appropriate gestures.

If your mother isn’t living then a thoughtful tribute on social media could be done.

Depending on your situation, you may be struggling with wondering if your mom is even worthy of honour.

Remember, though, that the Scripture teaches that by honouring her it will go well with YOU!

I want to encourage you to do something this day, big or small, that shows you are grateful for your mom, whether she is living or deceased.

We can always find something to be grateful for in the life of the one who endured great labour pain to bring us into the world.

Today is a day to emphasize that gratitude.

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