Summary: Here’s a Mothers Day sermon that addresses the need to appreciate what Mom does for the family.

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Do You Appreciate Mom?

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

11The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.

12She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.

14She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar.

15She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household,

And a portion for her maidservants.

16She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard.

17She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.

18She perceives that her merchandise is good,

And her lamp does not go out by night.

19She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.

20She extends her hand to the poor,

Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

21She is not afraid of snow for her household,

For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

22She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23Her husband is known in the gates,

When he sits among the elders of the land.

24She makes linen garments and sells them,

And supplies sashes for the merchants.

25Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.

26She opens her mouth with wisdom,

And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

27She watches over the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

29"Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all."

30Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

31Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Today is Mother’s Day,

a day when we honor mothers and celebrate motherhood.

Mothers Day is not a Christian holiday.

It does not commemorate any aspect of the Christian faith.

It has nothing to do with Jesus Christ,…

and for that reason, it’s observed by people of every religion…

and by people with no religion at all.

Observing Mothers Day is good for flower shops,

and greeting card publishers, and candy manufacturers,

and restaurant owners.

Anna Jarvis, the woman whose lobbying efforts

resulted in Woodrow Wilson proclaiming Mothers Day

as a U.S. holiday in 1914,

spent the last years of her life attacking it,

because of how commercial it had become.

Years later, she confessed that she regretted

having anything to do with Mothers Day.

We all know that Brother Gene likes to take Sister Evalyn

To Wal-Mart and read the Mothers Day cards to her.

That reminds me of a little story:

One young man comes in on Mothers Day Morning

and standing by his mother’s bed.

"Hey, Mom! Wake up. I made you a Mothers Day card."

"My, how sweet of you." she says.

"I did it all by myself. Go ahead & read it."

She begins to read: (Read this slowly)

"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.

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