Sunday, May 14, 2023
This Sunday is Mother’s Day! I am grateful for all the things my mom taught me about life and faith. I am also grateful for my wife—especially for the way she loves our children and for all the time she puts into teaching them. I am looking forward to at least one day of the year (there should be more!) when we take time to recognize all the ways moms make life better.
Thank you, moms!
Jesus had a mom. Every Christmas, we read of the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she will give birth to the Savior of the world.
We’re familiar with the story, but we tend to limit our thoughts of Mary to Christmas. We think of her making the long trip to Bethlehem. We think of her settling into a barn because there was no room at the inn. We wonder what it was like to lay a newborn down in a manger. But our thoughts of Mary end there.
I don’t often think of Mary as a mom. I don’t think of her teaching the toddler Jesus how to walk or teaching him his first words. I don’t think of the young Jesus following her around saying, “Mom. Mom. Momma. Mom. Mom…” I don’t think of Mary comforting Jesus when he scraped his knees or fell out of a tree.
But Mary was a mom. She did all these things. She was commissioned by God to be the mother of the Savior of the world. Think of the pressure!
This week we are going to look at Mary the mom. She was a great mom. She wasn’t a perfect mom, but she was the perfect mom for Jesus. There’s a lesson there for us.
In addition to honoring the moms this Sunday, we will also be celebrating baby dedications! Raising children is hard. As a church body, we are committed to supporting young parents as they take on this challenge. God has commissioned them with the responsibility of raising children, and this Sunday we will renew our commitment to helping with the task.
You don’t want to miss it. See you Sunday! Call your mother!
Service times are at 9:30 & 11:00. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch live at those times.