As I prepare and plan for the Family Services coming up at the end of August – I’ve once again been reminded of the need to honour our parents. With both of my parents now with the Lord it appears that I have become more aware and sensitive when I see children not honouring their parents and particularly their mothers.
I am well aware that I work with a generation that often perceive their mothers as old fashioned, irrelevant and not completely in tune with the times.
I remember being a teenager…when I turned 14 my mom was already approaching 60! Talk about a clash of two generations! As I look back at those days…the only words that come to mind are these… “You have only one mother & God places a high premium on your relationship with her – no matter what your age.”
In fact, we’re told in Ephesians that one of the seeds you can plant in a long and healthy life is respect for your parents. Why is that?
I believe it is because God places a high calling on mothers. Your mothers brought you into this world (and remember she can take you out! My mom used that phrase all the time!) I didn’t realize what a sacrifice that was until I had children of my own. Watching my wife give birth gave me a whole new respect for my own mother.
Your mother carried you nine months and gave you life. So if you want to have a right relationship with God, make sure that you are doing all you can to have a right relationship with your mom.
Pastor G <><<