A Word from Pastor Jo
John 19:26-27 - When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son." And he said to this disciple, "Here is your mother." And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
Saints, this month we celebrate Mother's Day!
For many of us, our mothers are gone from this Earth, and we long to be reunited with them in Heaven some day soon. Others of us are fortunate enough to still have our mothers around. I hope you will give them a hug and kiss and tell them how much you love them for me! And let's not forget those of you who are mothers yourselves. Take this day to rest and reflect on all that your hard work in parenting and homemaking has accomplished for God's Kingdom. You've earned it!
God gave us mothers to learn how to love and take care of those closest to us.
As he hung there, dying and beaten bloody on the cross, Jesus takes the time to care for his mother. He assigned one of his disciples to take care of his mother, and told his mother to treat this disciple like her own son.
We can't know for sure what this disciple's situation was ... but I wonder if Jesus knew that this man needed guidance, care and wisdom in his life. He knew that a mother like his would be perfect to give him all these things.
Mothers, like all of us, are only mortal. But the principles that motherhood stands for -- family, love, security, grace and so many more -- live on forever in His church. God is your heavenly Father. If you need a mother's touch, look to your community of believers. Jesus called on all of us to take care of our own.
When you say your prayers tonight, thank God for your Mother -- and for the lessons we learn from all the mothers God places in all of our lives.