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Summary: Mother’s Day sermon. How some attributes of God are reflected in a Godly mother.

Mothers day – a very special Holiday – great opportunity

This is a day when you get to turn the tables on Mom a little bit and take care of Her

This is her special day. We get to pamper mom a little today – or a lot

Take her out to dinner, give her a card , some flowers, kids do your chores today without being asked. Show her how much she means to you, tell her that you love her.

We should do that every day, but there is something extra special about today

You may not have your Mom around to pamper anymore, so today you let yourself dwell on special memories you have of her, special times you had -

Today is mom’s special day - Maybe it was mothers day when someone wrote this poem:

Your love I know, I’ve seen your tears

You’ve given to me my life

You’ve walked through hours and days and years

Of heartache, toil and strife


To see that I could have the best

That you could give to me

You gave up needs and often rest

You viewed Eternity


To do His will my highest call

And by your special care

I stood and walked and did no fall

You held me up in prayer


Though strands of gray may brush your hair,

And miles divide our way

I know that by your quiet prayer

You’ve helped me day by day


You’ve shown me how to give, to share

To put my own needs last

You’ve helped me see and be aware

That life is so soon past


To spite your live I would not dare

For there’s not another

Who spreads her gentle love and care

Like you – My loving Mother

There is nothing else that compares to a Godly mother is there?

No one cares about you like your mother

No one is willing to forgive you like your mother –

No one is willing to look past the outside and see what you are on the inside like mother

No one shows grace the way a mother does

No one is as beautiful to you as your mother

No one is protective of her children like a mother is

No one loves you like your mother

Wait –

Care Forgiveness Acceptance Grace Beauty Protection Unconditional love

Those words sound familiar, they sound like things I have heard about God in the Bible.

Well, that makes sense

Gen 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

We are made in the image of God, man and woman

But only women get the incredible privilege of becoming a mother.

God has equipped women in a special way in order to be able to handle that role

Did you know that God compares himself to a mother in the Bible?

Isa 66: 13 (NIV) “ As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

When God wants to tell his people that he cares for them and he wants them to understand the depth of his love and his capacity to comfort them, he could compare himself to anything or anyone, but he chooses to compare himself to a mother comforting her child.

That is God’s compliment to mothers – Pray for mothers (stand)


We are all made in the image of God. Man and woman.

As image bearers of God, we reflect some of Gods qualities, his attributes

Oh, we are a pale reflection, like the moon reflecting the light of the sun.

There is no comparison between the radiance of the moon and the sun

The sun outshines the moon a million to one, but the moon, a full moon reflecting the light of the sun on a clear night, is still a beautiful thing to behold

Mothers are a reflection of some of the most incredible qualities of God

Since we don’t have all day to listen to me ramble on, I want to look briefly at 4 of them.





We could do a bunch more, like Grace and beauty – It is obvious that God decided to create women to be a reflection of beauty. & What is more beautiful than a mother caring for her child?

1. Comfort

Isa 66: 13 (NIV) “ As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

When you read that verse, what do you think of?

If you are a mother, you probably think of your child, and how you have held him or her and wiped away the tears, kissed the boo boo, put on a fresh bandaid

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