Along with spring comes Mother's Day. It's important for us to remember our mothers. I remember the love my dear mother showed us while raising 16 children. My mother said once, "a mother can care for 16 children, but 16 children find it difficult to care for their sick mother". It's a busy world. But we really need to remember and care for those who raised us.
Mothers fill such an important role in our homes. In many cases mothers are the doctor of the house, the peace makers, the teachers, and the cooks. They clean our cloths, drive us to sports practice, and keep the home tidy. Her family looks to her for strength. Mom meters the emotional health of the home. If mom is happy then the family is happy too.
Let's put motherhood into perspective. What was the last thing Jesus did before he died? What had to be done before he uttered the words we all know, "It is finished"?
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. John 19:25-27 (NKJV)
It was after taking care of His earthly mother that Jesus declared His life as a man finished. Let's follow our Lord's example this mother's day. If your mother is living, let her know you love and appreciate her.