Honor Your Mother
Wishing all Mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!
"Honor you father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."1
"An aged, white-haired mother sat with a smile on her face, waiting for her famous son, Dwight Eisenhower, to arrive. Someone said to her, 'You must be very proud of your great and illustrious son.' Upon which she asked, 'Which son?' Each one was equally great to that noble mother.
"Said Dwight Eisenhower, 'My sainted mother taught me a devotion to God and a love of country which have ever sustained me in my many lonely and bitter moments of decision in distant and hostile lands. To her, I yield a son's reverent thanks.'"2
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for mothers who truly love their sons and their daughters and bring them up in the ways of the Lord. And today I pray for all motherless and fatherless children in the world—please grant that they will be loved by someone and that, above all, they will find Your gift of eternal love and salvation. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
1. Exodus 20:12 (NIV).
2. Paul Lee Tan, Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations, p. 849. © 1979, Paul Lee Tan. Assurance Publishers, Rockville, Maryland 20851.