Summary: Godly moms are everyday superheroes! This Mother's Day sermon explores three super-powers held and honed by super-moms everywhere. PowerPoint is availble
Mother’s Day 2013 (Super-Moms)
Scott Bayles, pastor
Blooming Grove Christian Church: 5/12/2013
All this week our local Christian radio station (WBGL) has been paying tribute to supermoms! They’ve been inviting listeners to call in and answer the question, “What moment made you believe your mom/wife was a superhero?” Some of the examples I’ve heard include Josiah, who said of his mom: “When I was a little kid whenever I had a sleepover she would always make super good chocolate pancakes super-fast! I believe God gave her that power so we would not be hungry.”
Then there’s PJ, who said about his mom: “When I was a teenager, I was playing soccer with some friends on the lawn outside. I was not wearing shoes and accidentally kicked a tree. It split my toe open. My mom put me on her back and carried me several blocks to a nearby emergency room where I got stitches. This wasn’t the first time she did that. Another time I was riding an exercise bike without shoes on, and my foot got stuck in the bike. I screamed! My mom heard me from the laundry room, ran upstairs, got my foot loose, and then carried me to a nearby emergency room. As I reflect on this, I am guessing she has super hearing, super strength, and super love!”
Of course, identifying moms as superheroes isn’t an original idea. I saw a coffee mug recently that had printed on it: “I’m a mom. What’s your superpower?” There’s even a game you can download on your smartphone called Supermom, where you have to change diapers and burp babies faster than your opponent so you can earn the title Supermom.
So I contemplated this week what special powers and abilities a Supermom would need to have. What does it take to be a supermom? Well, the Bible gives a variety of answers to that question I think. So I choose three powers that seem to be the most essential to being a super heroic Awesome-Mom. This first is the power of prayer.
• THE POWER OF PRAYER
I remember a Mother’s Day card I saw that was really cute. It was a great big card written in a little child’s printing. On the front was a little boy with untied sneakers. He had a wagon, and toys were everywhere. He had a little cut on his face and there were smudges all over this card. It read, “Mom, I remember that little prayer you used to say for me every day.” Then you open it up, and inside was the prayer: “God help me if you ever do that again!”
There’s no question that a Mom’s life can be chaotic. Sometimes we’re so busy, tired, and stressed that we feel we don’t have time to pray. Yet these are the days we need to be talking with God the most. When you pray—for yourself, your kids, or others in need—you can’t help feeling a sense of God’s love for you and your family. You’re reminded of his awesome power and how capable he is of handling your situation. You begin to feel the love, joy, and peace that come to us from God’s Spirit.