Dear Church Family:
Happy Mothers Day!
If there’s ever one family member that’s taken for granted, it’s our mothers. We are often nearly blind to the loads moms carry. A glance at several of the mother’s day cards at the store reinforce this idea. The joke for so many of them draw upon the attitude that moms need to forget the housework because it’s their day. Besides, tomorrow they can always pull double duty and catch up. I think the point is made. We often take our moms for granted.
Today, even in the midst of everything going on, I challenge you to consider the priceless value of the one woman who made your life possible. Think about her example, her support, her humor, her counsel, her humility, her hospitality, her insight, her patience, her sacrifices. Her faith. Her hope. Her love.
Abraham Lincoln said, “He is not poor who has had a godly mother.” I’ll add to that, you may be in debt to her, but you're not poor.
Thank you moms! You are so blessed. You may feel a little uncomfortable today—you may even try to find a place to hide in order to avoid the limelight. True servants are like that. But know that we are grateful for who you are and for all that you do. Thank you for pointing all of us to Christ and to the God who loves us.
Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future. Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue. Her children bless her; her husband praises her. (Proverbs 31:25-26, 28)
Notes from the Staff @The Woods