We salute the Moms, Grandmas, Great Grandmas, Aunts, and Female Caregivers for all that you do each day.
This Sunday, we celebrate Mother's Day. This is a worldwide celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In Singapore, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is not recognized as a holiday but many families do take the occasion to honour mothers with a meal or gift.
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14
Mothers are amazing. Motherhood can be difficult. They always look after even the tiniest things. On this day, we remember just why these dear ladies are so special to all of us. Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cooks and cleaning ladies. Mothers are nurses or doctors or even psychologists as well as counselors, chauffeurs and coaches. Mothers are developers of personalities, molders of vocabularies and 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 all these things and much, much more.
I am afraid this year our church has to celebrate this special occasion On-Line by virtual greetings. However, this do not diminish the love and appreciation for all the mothers in our church. We will do a Parent’s Day this year on 21 June. Our church has a gift for every father and mother. My wife and I extend our warmest and heartiest love and blessing on every mother.
A woman is not less of a woman because she is not a wife or has not physically borne a child. The heart and life of a woman is much vaster than that. All women are made in the image of God in that they bring forth life. When we enter into our world and into the lives of those we love and offer our tender and strong feminine hearts, we cannot help but mother them.
Women can mother other people’s children. It takes a village to raise a child. As large as the role our mothers play, the word mother is more powerful when used as a verb than as a noun. All women are not mothers, but all women are called to mother. To mother is to nurture, to train, to educate, to rear. As daughters of Eve, all women are uniquely gifted to help others in their lives become more of who they truly are — to encourage, nurture, and mother them toward their true selves. In doing this, women partner with Christ in the vital mission of imparting life and impacting others.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6
We mother each other when we offer our concern, our care and our comfort. We mother each other when we see a need and rise to meet it, whether it is food for the hungry, a listening ear for a friend who is hurting or a gift of encouragement in the forms of words, money or substance.
We all do mothering roles. We give birth to ideas, to creative expressions, to ministries. We birth life in others by inviting them into deeper realms of healing, to deeper walks with God, to deeper intimacy with Jesus.
No matter what season women find themselves in, just know you have done enough for those you bond and you are always loved and appreciated. You are special and unique in the eyes of God and family.
A reminder here that on this Friday, we will have prayer meeting at 8.00 pm. For about one hour. We will pray for all the mothers in our church. We will be using Zoom conferencing application, for this process. Praying also for Blessings on your good health and safety.
Yours in His powerful name,
Pastor & Mrs. David Lee, Staff, Board and Church