Summary: This is the BEST ADVICE A MOTHER EVER GAVE.
"CAUSE MOTHER SAID TO DO IT"
John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
Mother’s Day is a wonderful day of recognition for one of the hardest job this world has to offer. Mother’s are wonderful people. I am not talking about this sentimental nonsense that makes mothers out to be a sinless saint. We know better.
I despise this semimetal nonsense that accompanies MOTHER’S DAY. It tries to make a super saint out of mothers and most of the children know that she is not. She is just a sinner saved by God’s grace. She will make mistakes and get irritable at times. If you are in your teen years or older you have already had serious encounters with your mothers.
I think I saw Motherhood defined, when after I had taken 3 years of Pastoral Counseling and had years of experience dealing with peoples problems and felt quite confident that everyone including my children knew how qualified I was – to have the phone ring at 2 am and one of our children say, "Hi Dad, Can I talk to Mom?"
This will be the 13th Mother’s Day that God has given me the privilege of sharing with this wonderful church. Every Mother’s Day I have quoted this poem by Sikes:
I’ve Worship In churches and chapels
I’ve prayed in the busy streets
I’ve sought my God and found Him
Where the waves of the ocean beat;
I knelt in a silent forest
In the share of some old oak tree;
But the dearest of all my alters
Was raised at my Mother’s knee.
MOTHER’S INCOUNTER WITH CHILD: One young man comes in on Mother’s Day Morning and standing by his mother’s bed. "Hey, Mom! Wake up. I made you a Mother’s Day card." "My, how sweet of you." she says. "I did it all by myself. Go ahead & read it."
She begins to read:
"I was going to buy a card with hearts of pink & red.
But then I thought I’d rather spend the money on me instead.
It’s awfully hard to buy things when one’s allowance is so small.
So I guess you’re pretty lucky I got you anything at all.
Happy Mother’s Day. There, I’ve said it. Now I’m done.
So how about getting out of bed & fixing breakfast for your son."
The story of the young man on Mother’s Day that brought his mother a gift and handed to her and said, Happy Mother’s Day, "It’s a pet rat, I hope you like it better than the pet snake I bought you last Mother’s Day.
MOTHER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH FATHER: The speaker at our women’s club was lecturing on marriage and asked the audience how many of us wanted to “mother” our husbands. One member in the back row raised her hand.
“You do want to ‘mother’ your husband?” the speaker asked.
“Mother?” the woman echoed. “I thought you said ‘smother.’
We were talking Wednesday night and several mentioned how difficult Mother’s Day is for some.
Some of our members are not here because they drove many miles to be with their mother this week-end. Some are here this morning because they made the trip to be with their mother. Some here this morning does not have the privilege of phoning or spending time with their mother.
Let me make some suggestions: