Summary: Thanks mom for all the hard work you do, we thank you and so does the Lord!
Thesis: Thanks mom for all the hard work you do, we thank you and so does the Lord!
Opening Illustration: Mother in the Storm
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can’t, Dear," she said, "I have to sleep with your daddy." A long silence occurred then he said in a shaky voice "The Big Sissy!"
I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us the spirit of timidity, but the spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Verse 15 "She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls."
Verse 27 "She watches over the affairs of her household and dos not eat the bread of idleness."
Verse 28 "Her children arise and called her blessed; her husband also praises her."
Verse 30 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
Verse 31 "Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Today we want to too fulfill the fifth commandment spoken of in Exodus 20:12 (quickview)  "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving." Today we want to honor our mothers and say Thank You!
Theodore Roosevelt stated, "When all is said, it is the mother, and the mother only, who is a better citizen than the soldier who fights for his country. The successful mother, the mother who does her part in rearing and training aright the boys and girls, who are to be the men and women of the next generation, is of greater use to the community, and occupies, if she would realize it, a more honorable as well as important position than any man in it. The mother is the one supreme asset of the national life. She is more important, by far, than the successful statesman, or businessman, or artist, or scientist."
We at New Life want to say to each mom "Thank you!" Your dedication to raising up Christian children is making a difference in our church and society. You mom are an instrument of the Lord and you are vitally important to God’s work. Here is how important you are:
God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby’s face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown
Without providing for His own
The outstretched arms of mother.
God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so he sent us mother.
And when our childhood days began
He simply could not take command,