Summary: Mothers really do matter, because of the impact they make on our lives.
Mother’s Day Sermon 2001
We live in a world that is determined to minimize or outright ignore the role mother’s play in their children lives. The world would have us believe that mothers really don’t matter after all. Just last week I was watching one of the news channels and heard a report about a private school that had canceled mother’s day. There would be no mothers day cards made. The art class would not make clay picture frames for the kids to take home as a gift. Mother’s day would be completely ignored. Why? So that the children being raised by homosexuals would get their feelings hurt. Because after all two dads are just as good as a mom, right? A child can get along just fine without Mom, right? WRONG! MOTHER’S MATTER!!
One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded on the wall. In the front room, the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. - He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles and piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened. He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?" She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what in the world did I do today?" "Yes" was his incredulous reply. "This is it."
Often we don’t realize what it is that we have until it is gone. A good mother is more precious than the rarest rubies and should be cherished. Of course our mothers do more than keep the house clean and the kids tidy.
Mothers are our nurses & doctors & psychologists & counselors, our chauffeurs & coaches. Mothers are developers of personalities, molders of vocabularies, & shapers of attitudes. Mothers are soft voices saying, "I love you." And mothers are a link to God, a child’s first impression of God’s love.
MOTHERS ARE PEOPLE THAT MATTER.
Mother’s matter because of the impact they have on our lives.
They impact our lives in so many different and wonderful ways that I could never name them all here this morning. Instead, I want to look at a few of the mother’s we meet in the Bible and look at what they did to impact the lives of their children. First, turn with me to Exodus chapter two verses 1-4.