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Transformed Life Church

Clermont FL

Mothers’ Day May 13, 2018, 11:30am

The Greatest thing a Mother can do

1 Samuel1: 24-28

24 Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, one ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord in Shiloh. And the child was young.

25 Then they slaughtered a bull, and brought the child to Eli.

26 And she said, “O my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the Lord.

27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.

28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there.

There are 79,400,000 websites under the google search titles about being a good mother. They range from What Makes a Good Mom? to What good moms do that makes them special. Some Other titles are:

i. Characteristics of a Good Mother

ii. 3 Ways to Be a Good Mother,

iii. 8 Ways to Be a Good Mother Instead of a Perfect One

iv. How You Can Be a Perfect Mother with 9 Simple Tips

v. 10 Tips on Being a Good Mother

vi. 11 Traits that Make You a Good Mother

vii. 15 Signs of Being a good mother

viii. 21 Ways to Enjoy Being a mother

ix. Remember that being a good mother also means being a strict mother

x. Being a good mom has nothing to do with getting the kids to eat their vegetables or having them sleep ...

Amazon.com list over 50,000 books about Mothers. Barnes and Noble carry almost 20,000 books about motherhood. Facebook has 113,000,000 pages about mothers. There have been 41,900,000 tweets about motherhood. And of course, Instagram, Myspace and Snap-chat have been bombarded with mother messages. EBay sells dozens of plates that are inscribed with the words, “A Good Mother Makes a Happy Home.” JC Penney boasts of selling the perfect Mothers’ Day gift. Macy’s encourages their customers to celebrate Mom with the perfect heart-warming gift. While Walmart says, “Show her you care” with a gift that says, “thank you.”

Mothers believe in their children, and often behave as though their children can do no wrong. This reminds me of the story of the mother who went to her son’s graduation from a military college. As the graduates marched by with machine like precision, one cadet was out of step. That mother was heard to say, “Oh isn’t that a shame, after all that training for four years, everyone except my Johnny got it wrong, way to go Johnny.” As she jumped up and down and waved her brightly colored hat in the air. Mothers are our greatest supporters.

Mothers are a blessing and they deserve to be cherished and honored, not just on Mothers’ Day but every day. Mothers do amazing things every day. In the first case, to carry a child in your body for nine months then give birth in excruciating pain, is beyond comprehension. Every time a mother gives birth, she puts her life on the line for that child. Mothers are like glue, they hold the family together. They are sunshine, they light up the home. They are like music they fill the air with happy sounds. They are flowers, they fill the home with beauty. They are like perfume, they make the home fragrant. They are like sugar, they make life sweet for their children. They are like water, they bring refreshment to the family. Mothers are doctors, when we are sick, lawyers when we are in trouble, bankers when we are broke, preachers when we need a sermon, teachers when we need to learn, police officers when we need to be stopped.

They cook and clean, bake and barbecue. They paint and decorate, they provide security at home and they are bodyguards for their kids in the neighborhood. They have boundless energy and are up before anyone, though they went to bed after everyone. They are industrious and frugal, diligent and careful. They have the wisdom of a philosopher, the grit of a triathlon winner, the grace of a ballerina, the compassion of a priest, the strength of a wrestler, the diligence of a concert pianist and the patience of Job. They are, hopeful, noble, encouraging, caring, selfless, self-effacing and self-sacrificing.

In Smyrna, Georgia, on September 19, 2014, 33-year-old mother, Jessica Arrendale, dropped her baby in a toilet bowl when she was shot by her baby’s abusive, drunken father, who had burst into the bathroom and shot Jessica with an assault rifle. Jessica died from the gunshots. When the police arrived, they found the baby’s father, Ex-Marine Antoine Davis, who was suffering from depression, dead in the baby’s room, no doubt searching for the baby then shooting himself. They found the six-month old girl, Cobie, under her Mom’s body in the toilet bowl. The baby was safe because her mother, Jessica, gave her life for Cobie. Mothers are incredible, they do amazing things everyday.

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