Mother’s Day 2013

 

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister,

 Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.”(Jn 19:25)

 

Mothers are special. I could end the whole article with those three words. If you know me, you understand my relationship with my mom. I love my mom, and Mom is special to me for so many reasons. Since I was born my mom has supported me, encouraged me, corrected me, and directed me in every way I can imagine. Many of you are fortunate to have mothers which care for you in the same way. Mothers are special, and we love them so.

Fortunately, God’s word speaks about mothers. From all indications the role of the mother is special to God as well. We are reminded of the faith of the young man Timothy, whose faith first dwelt with his own mother and his grandmother as well (2 Tim 1:5). Mothers play a vital role in the home. They serve to teach their children and to lay a foundation for teaching the gospel of Christ to their children, both by precept and example. A mother knows her children. My mom has no issues understanding the feelings I have. My mother knows my personality, my tendencies, and my disposition better than most others, and Mary was no different. Mary was astonished at the teaching which Jesus presented. Mary knew Jesus was different when He was only a young boy. The Bible records the time when Jesus was left at the temple. As Joseph and Mary returned to find Him teaching in the temple, it is recorded that Mary “kept all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51).

Solomon, the richest and wisest human to ever live reminds parents to “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is older he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). There is no question that mothers are crucial in fulfilling this duty given to parents. We know that the mother traditionally spends a great deal of time with her children, and Mary was no different. The Bible consistently records Mary being there with Jesus. She was there as he performed the first miracle (John 2), she was there as he taught the multitudes (John 8) and she was there as He hung on the cross (John 19).

Mothers are indeed very special people. I hope today that all of our mothers and grandmothers know that they are loved and appreciated. Young people, take time today to pay special attention to the command of God to “honor your father and mother” (Eph 6:2). I will miss this congregation today, as I will be travelling to Birmingham this morning to attend church services at the Roebuck   Parkway congregation with my mother on this special day as well. Tonight I will be privileged to speak at the Piedmont Road Congregation in Marietta, Georgia for their local Area Wide Youth Devotional. I will miss you all this Lord’s Day, but look forward to being with you all again on Wednesday. Thank you to all our mothers for all you do.

 

Ande Z

 

Activities:        Tuesday: Devo @ Ande Z’s
May 19th – Area Wide @ Decatur   Highway
May 25th –Six Flags
June 16-21st – BCC Third Session

 

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