Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Excerpt from Presbyterian 101


Yes, it is one thing all Presbyterian share… we all have a Mother. In our faith we don’t put Mothers on a pedestal or worship them, but we do honor them. We honor those in the bible and those in our lives. Not only do we honor the women who gave birth to us, but we also the women who made a positive difference in our lives.

If you can, take a moment to think about your own mother. Do you remember the warm hugs, the gentle words, the guiding hand, the care she gave you? How many times as she told you the story of your birth, or adoption, with a sparkle in her eye? The bible speaks of birth as a miracle, today we still refer to it as such; and we see a miracle each time we gaze into the face of a child.

Take another moment to think of a woman who helped you somewhere along the way. Was it a teacher at school, or perhaps your Sunday school teacher? A neighbor or a friend’s parent, or maybe even a member or your church family.

If you are a child, write a story or draw a picture for that person and give it to her. Bake some cookies and do something nice for her. Tell her you love her.

If you are an adult, interview that special lady and ask questions about where she was born, where she grew up, what her childhood was like, what her faith was like what jobs she had, what interests she had – make a biography. Bake her cookies and do something nice for her. Tell her you love her.

Blessings of: Psalm 113:9; Isaiah 40:11
Comfort of: Isaiah 66:12-13
Duties of: Titus 2:4; Proverbs 31: 26-27,30
Gift of God: Psalm 113:9
Praised by her family: Proverbs 31:28
To be honored and cared for: Genesis 32:11; Proverbs 23:22; John 19:27; Ephesians 6:2

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