Mother’s Day is here! Another year to celebrate the powerful, Biblical bond a mother has to her children. The Holiday is recognized nationally, but how do we recognize and appreciate the day from a Biblical standpoint?
Let’s Get Honest about Mother’s Day
To be fair, with everything that goes on in the world, the day is often neglected by some or many of us for a plethora of reasons. I have been guilty of forgetting many important dates myself. Jesus understands!
The reasons are less important and can range in excuse: Maybe you’re removed from Social Media. Maybe don’t have a phone. Maybe you don’t have commercials now that you switched to Netflix. We get so busy going about our days that we often don’t even notice the flowers, cards, and gifts at every corner store and gas station every time an important day arises.
Can we blame Walmart’s shameless Holiday Sale efforts? They are, after all, promoting love – Jesus’ final Commandment.
The point is… Whether you remembered or not, chances are, SHE remembered the date. So did God.
Mother’s Day is Bibically Special
Take a look at this verse from Romans:
What Paul is stating to the Romans is what he knows to be true of the Lord. Paul teaches us that each of us have days we have convinced ourselves are certainly special. How wonderful it is to learn from Paul that God celebrates these days with us!
This is a small portion of vast proof among the Scriptures that our Father loves us deeper than we can understand fully.
With that unfathomable love in mind, let us as God’s children celebrate and rejoice especially in a Day that the Lord is celebrating with our mothers.
For when we ultimately partake in celebrating what God celebrates, are we not glorifying His name and Jesus’ preaching of love?
Celebrating Mother’s Day as Special:
Mother’s Day is a fantastic example of a truly Special Day that we can celebrate our faithfulness to God, because, no less, what is one of the Holy Commandments God gives His children to uphold?
You know it. Sarah next door knows it. We all know it. But when it comes down to the wire, how do we practice it in the context of our own hearts? When we are honest with ourselves, we learn that there is SO much more we could be doing to honor our mothers.
Honoring Our Mother Can Be Simple:
The simplest way to honor anyone is to love them. Jesus’ life was spent teaching all people how to love.
Luckily, the Bible teaches very directly an understanding of love. You may know this one:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.1 Corinthians 13:4-5
We are wise to show love in all we do.
Who is the Mother in Your Life?
You may know her well, you might not at all.
She may have had one child, she may have had many, she may not have had children at all. She may have had miscarriages. She may have been unable to conceive at all. She may have lost children to illness or incident. She may be removed from her family. She may feel surrounded on this day, or completely alone.
She may be your friend. Your sister. Your relative. She could be anyone.
For the Bible says this:
Treat older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.Timothy 5:2
Join God and give this day to every kind of Mother God created. Let them be happy. Let them take delight in their own Special Day. Lift all Mother’s up in prayer the morning of so that they may be encompassed by God’s love.
May 10th, 2020. I challenge you to honor your mother. She is beloved by God, and has given you life and bore you herself with no one other’s help but God.
May 10th, 2020. I challenge you to honor every woman you cross that day who was given the gift of potential motherhood within her God-given DNA. ALL Women.
For only God knows what it takes to bare a child; to raise a child; and to have none to honor their God-approved Special Day with them… but you. You who understands that God calls us and has written it on our hearts as Christians to Honor Thy Father and Mother.
Be the Christian God intended you to be. Grow in your faith; get to know HIM. By doing so, you will learn to serve others on a day like Mother’s Day.
Above all, learn to love without borders. Make Jesus smile.
God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.