Summary: Examining a list of "momisms" to find the biblical truth behind these common sayings
Mom Was Right
The Proverbial Mom
May 9, 2010
Motherâ€™s Day is probably the toughest day of the year to preach. Thatâ€™s primarily because it seems that Motherâ€™s Day is a minefield of different emotions for so many in any given church.
For example, some of us did not have mothers who were godly, and that makes any admonition to honor our mothers, or even remember or think about our mothers, a real challenge.
Some of us had, or maybe even still have, painful relationships with our mothers, so thinking of them on this day is tough.
Some of you are mothers, and maybe your kids arenâ€™t walking with the Lord, or youâ€™re estranged from them for one reason or another, and that causes a special kind of grief on Motherâ€™s Day.
Some want to be mothers but arenâ€™t or canâ€™t be, leading to another kind of grief.
Some of us had great mothers, but theyâ€™re gone to be with the Lord, and we miss them.
Of course, some of us have wonderful mothers, and still have a great relationship with them. But you can see that, with all these potential realities present in our auditorium this morning, it presents some very real challenges to any preacher who would focus on Motherâ€™s Day as the theme of a sermon.
Besides, how many ways can you say honor your mother? Iâ€™ve done that on Motherâ€™s Day, and will, to some extent, do that again today. Iâ€™ve also on past Mothers Days, taken the approach that Motherâ€™s Day is a good day to reflect on the issues of life in our culture. After all, the first mother, Eve, has a name that means â€œlife.â€
One thing we all have in common â€“ regardless of where you might fit into the mine field I described â€“ is that we all have mothers. Our mothers gave us life. Whether they turned out to be great moms or terrible moms, or something in between, the Bible is clear that we are to honor our mothers.
So, what do we do with all this on Motherâ€™s Day? We recognize the realities of these situations, then take the plunge and tiptoe through the minefield, trying not to explode, and look to the Word of God.
Itâ€™s interesting to consider this passage of scripture we read at the beginning. Letâ€™s look at it again:
For the sake of this morningâ€™s message, weâ€™re going to look at the â€œdo not forsake your motherâ€™s teachingâ€ part.
Some of our most memorable moments in life are captured in things our mothers said to us. Some of them are quite poignant, some are profound, some seem wise, and some are actually funny.
A little quick research will produce dozens of what some people call â€œmomisms.â€
Every mom has a favorite quote and a special tone to scold or teach a lesson to their recalcitrant kids. We might hate this momism as a kid but we all so much miss them when we grow up. This harsh sounding and yet so sweet advice from mothers is what makes our childhood so special. These motherly sayings go a long way in building us strong and making us a better person. Though we (sometimes laugh about) our moms for â€¦their statements, ironically we all use the same momism that we received from our mothers on our (own) kids. Here is list of some of the most common and popular momisms. Source: http://www.mothersdaycelebration.com/momisms.html