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MAY GREETINGS
IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

MOTHER'S DAY

Throughout the Bible, we read about Godly mothers who were instrumental in guiding and shaping their children’s’ lives; In the Old Testament, we have Eve, who is the mother of all humanity, Sarah, the mother of Isaac, Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau, and Jochabed, the mother of Moses just to mention a few. 


In the New Testament, we read about Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist,  and, of course Mary, the mother of Jesus.   Yes, our Savior’s father was Almighty God, but He was blessed with a loving, human mother. Why? Because God wanted Jesus to have the nurturing, comforting, very human experience of a mother’s love and guidance.  Mary raised Jesus, cared for him throughout all the challenges of childhood,  loved Him as only a mother can, Mary followed after Him when He began His great ministry and she finally went with Him to the cross and stood by Him through His darkest hour.  One of Jesus’ last utterances from the cross was to ask His beloved disciple, John to take care of  his Mother. Yes, Mary was precious to Jesus just as our mothers are precious to us.

 
Festivals celebrating mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.  In more modern times, Anna Jarvis first conceived of  Mother’s Day in 1908 in honor of her own mother, and it became an official US holiday in 1914.  Mother’s Day this year is Sunday, May 14.  Let us not forget to remember and honor our mothers on their special day. 

 


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