Summary: Christian mothers are special people selected by God.
Text: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother…” (John 19:25).
Today is Mother’s Day and it is nice that the day was set aside as a special day to recognize mothers, but in reality, every day should be Mother’s Day. Mothers deserve to be praised on a daily basis. It was our mother who brought us into this world.
John Quincy Adams said: “All that I am my mother made me.”
Abraham Lincoln said: “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
Dwight L Moody declared: “All that I have ever accomplished in life, I owe to my mother.”
Napoleon was a wise when he said: “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.”
Andrew Carnegie frequently acknowledged the tender interest and influence of his mother.
Benjamin West declared: “A kiss from my mother made me a painter.”
Henry Ward Beecher once said: “The memory of my sainted mother is the brightest recollection of my early years.”
President McKinley provided in his will that, first of all, his mother should be made comfortable for life.
Garfield’s first act, after being inaugurated President of the United States, was to stoop and kiss his aged mother, who sat near him.
Julia Ward Howe, when ninety-one years of age, said: “We talk of forty horse-power. If we had forty mother-power it would be the most wonderful force in the world.
It was mother who took care of us when we were in the infant stage. It was mother who made sure we had food to eat and milk to drink. It was mother who lay awake at night or held us in her arms when we were not feeling well. It was mother who changed our diaper and bathed us.
Mothers are special people who provide unconditional love for their children. They reach out to their children and want the best for them. They stand behind their sons and/or daughters regardless of the situation. Words of inspiration and courage flow from her mouth as well as the love of Jesus shines from her face.
Sometimes children or young people cause heartache for their mother, but regardless of the hurt, her love is still present for her child. That love is present because the love of God is within her or abides within her. Jesus said, “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you…” (V 9) Mother says, “I love you because I have the love of Jesus in my heart.”
The Father gave mothers some really neat attributes. He gave them the fruits of the Spirit which are: “love, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22, 23). It is true that God gave these to each of us, but for some reason, mothers have better control of them and seem to exercise them more gracefully.
Story: “She Does Not Love Us Less, but More!”
“To think of mother is to recall her unselfish devotion, her limitless, unfaltering love through good and evil report, never wavering, but growing stronger and stronger with the years; and to remember that she asks nothing in return for herself; she asks of us and for us that we be good men and women. If we fail, she does not love us less, but more. She possesses wonderful, constant, miraculous mother’s love!”
----------John Burke, Former Governor of N.D.
This is the way I think of my mother. My mother did not have a selfish bone in her body. She was always willing and ready to give without seeking return. She felt the same about the neighbor children as she did her own. Mother was certainly devoted to her entire family. As children, we did not realize what a heavy load she carried.
She prepared the meals; washed our clothes; maintained a nice clean place to live; took care of us when we were sick; canned vegetables and fruits from the garden and from the orchard; baked her own breads, cookies and other goodies.
Her love for us was always evident and there was never a time when we were in doubt. We didn’t always get everything we wanted, but we received what we needed. She was always interested in what was on our mind. Mom attended our school activities and was very proud of our accomplishments.
God’s Word tells us about a young virgin girl, named Mary, engaged to be married to a wonderful and understanding man named Joseph. God chose Mary to be the mother of His Son. Mary was the most privileged mother that ever lived. An event took place without her ever knowing a man.
God sent an angel who said to Mary, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:28). One might ask why God chose this young poor girl to bring His Son into the world. Didn’t God know that this event would bring shame upon Mary? God had a plan to redeem mankind and this plan involved a beloved mother.