Summary: Mother is the representative of God sharing timeless wisdom. Women generally represent the nature of God.
Mother – Teacher of Wisdom
Well here we are on Mother’s day, probably one of the most sentimental days of the year for most people. Some find elation and joy over the excitement of the day. For others there is a feeling of sadness because of lost or broken relationships. I really feel sorry for the people have had bad experiences and I hope that they are a very small minority in life.
Today is the day that the most people will call or go to where mother is and check in for a few minutes. Even if it is only within an individual heart. It is a day with a strange combination of joy and guilt.
This morning I want to start with a little game so to speak. I would like for my mother to come up…So she won’t be embarrassed I would like to make this more like an expert panel.
Would X and Y please also come and serve on this panel. In this little quiz there are not any right or wrong answers so don’t get stressed over that. All we are doing is comparing what you heard from your mothers in the past or perhaps have said yourself as you passed down wisdom to your family.
Here is the way it works, I am going to start a situation and start a sentence and let one or all of you finish it.
1. Anytime were going out she would remind you:
Put on clean …… ……………(Underwear)
WHY? ……………… (In case you get into an accident)
2. At home in the evening, sitting or laying in the floor:
Don’t sit too close to the ….. (Television)
Why? …………………………… (It’s bad for your eyes!)
3. At the supper table you hear…
Clean your …….(plate)
Why? (There are starving children in India, Africa (insert Favorite),
who would love to eat that.)
4. If I asked, Mom Can I go to Vince’s, Billy somebody’s houses she would say
ASK ….. (your father.)
Will you please let out panel of experts know that we appreciate their participation? (Little Gift) EXTRA FLAG on MOM”S
It is her Birthday and I have already embarrassed her enough.
Most of us learned directly from our mothers how to interpret many different situations. We learned from words of wisdom that were often given to us like test questions.
Let me share some of the wisdom that my mother shared with me:
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me," as well as, "If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you do it too?"
"If you don’t stop crossing your eyes or making that face, they’re going to freeze that way."
TO THINK AHEAD...
"If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!"
(boy as she right)
The world is full of possibilities Like TIME TRAVEL…
If you don’t stop that (Insert any irritating thing)
I am going to knock you into the middle of next week!
taught me TO deal with stressful situation
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you... Don’t you talk back to me!"
taught me COMPASSION...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me."
taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up big and strong.
taught me about GENETICS...
"You are just like your father!" (Thanks dad)
taught me to think about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"
WISDOM of AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand," or, "I will explain it all when you get older."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."
My mother taught me about RECEIVING...Or Perhaps about KEEPING PROMISES
You are going to get it when WE get you home!
And the all time favorite thing my mother taught me - JUSTICE
"One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.
Then you’ll see what it’s like! I can’t wait!"
( I can’t imitate the little laugh that goes with that one that was so effective and scarry.)
I think this is the secret hope for every mother…that history will repeat itself. The bad if it’s not too bad and the good because they want the very best for us.
For years when my parents seem to have enjoyed witnessing their prophesies have come to pass. When they are with us and the kids act up in public. They look at each other and just give a high 5. Sort of a celebration of seeing prophesy come true.
A small enjoyment of the moment when I and finally understanding the wisdom they offered so may years ago.