Butler County Times Gazette
  • Michael Harmon: What we owe our mothers

  • Sunday is Mother's Day
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  • Sunday is Mother’s Day.  If your mother is living, take her out, call her, and send her a card.
    Mothers are walking wonders.  They keep the home fires burning and hold things together when Dad is working.  Today I would like to give you three things to consider about mothers.
    1. The hands of a mother lift.  That means, they work to keep their children in clothes, food on the table, and a warm house filled with love.  The worthy woman taught the same principles: “She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong.  She senses that her gain is good; her lamp does not go out at night.”  (Proverbs 31:17, 18).
    2. The heart of a mother loves.  It has been said that the mother is the emotional hub of the family.  Strength and beauty are her finest qualities, recorded by the writer of Solomon, “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and bless her, her husband also, and he praises her saying, ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’”  (Proverbs 31:27-29).
    3. The honor of a mother lives on with us.  The day will come when our parents will be with us no more.  When that day comes, we will have only memories that live with us daily as we remember her.
    We owe our mothers honor because it is commanded by the Lord; “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  Honor your Father and Mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.”  (Ephesians 6:1-3).
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ.  michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com
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