Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I am blessed to have one of the sweetest, kindest, most patient mothers on the face of the earth.  As with every holiday, Mother’s Day may not be a celebration for everyone. For some, Mother’s Day is a resurfacing of pain, as they remember saying goodbye to their mom. For others, it’s even worse as they are reminded they never knew their mom. For some who desire children, but are struggling with infertility, it can be an empty or awkward time.  Whatever the situation for us,Titus 2:3-5 gives us all a responsibility.

"Older women likewise are to reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored."  (Titus 2:3-5)

Titus 2 is not directed to, “the moms.” It says “older women” Titus 2 is giving me a charge – a responsibility – to encourage and teach the younger women.
Sharon Beougher

I pray this coming Sunday is a day filled with pleasant thoughts. Express your thanks and appreciation to your mother.  If you are one of the many who don’t have an earthly mother, find someone who has influenced you and celebrate that woman. And for those who are childless, Mother’s Day is a great day to reach out to a single mother, a widow, or someone recently divorced and begin a relationship with them. And finally, Mother’s Day is the perfect day for all women to examine ourselves and see if we are living the life of a Godly woman.