Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day – By Pastor George Lehman

Motherhood is priced of God, at a price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand.


Motherhood is a God design; therefore it is a very important and honored institution.

Leviticus 19:1-3 (Amp) – 1And the Lord said to Moses, 2Say to all the assembly of the Israelites, You shall be holy for I the Lord your God am holy. 3Each of you shall give due respect to his mother and his father, and keep my Sabbaths holy. I the Lord am your God.


Ephesians 6:2-3 (Amp) – 2Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother – this is the first commandment with a promise. 3That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.


Without it none of us would be here tonight…

For many mothers it can be very sentimental and not their favorite day of the year, for others it’s a rich blessing and a joy.

Your mother may have passed away.
You may have bad memories of your mother.
Biological motherhood isn’t possible.
You may have children that don’t contact you.


To become a mother is not so difficult; on the other hand, being a mother is very much so.  Wilhelm Busch


So, with all those qualifications, why bother with Mother’s Day at all?  I tell you why…

…because Mothers give life, love, comfort, counsel, guidance, teaching and encouragement.

They turn a house into a home and nurture families.

Families are the basic building block of society and mothers have the most important responsibility in daily love and counsel raising children in the love and fear of the Lord.

They go through many stumbling blocks, pitfalls, mistakes, and broken dreams; for all the dirty nappies, dirty rooms, sleepless nights and heartaches.

We are talking about a beautiful ideal – a natural part of God’s creative plan to bring love, caring and patience to light.

As a mother there is a constant demand for the gift of love and caring.

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie anyway.

Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason.  And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.  Maggie Gallagher

Certainly, the bible recognizes women in positions of power – women who contributed to making the world a better place.


There was…

Miriam who lead the people of Israel in praising God after the crossing of the Red Sea.

Exodus 15:20-21 (Amp) – Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing.  And Miriam responded to them, Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously and is highly exalted; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea.


Ruth who put God first and became the ancestress of King David. She was a Moabite woman who chose God’s way.

Ruth 4:17 (Amp) –  And her neighbor women gave him a name, saying, A son is born to Naomi. They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ].


Deborah, a judge in Israel.

Judges 4:4 (Amp) – Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, judged Israel at that time.


Hannah who “lent to the Lord” the child of her prayers.

1 Samuel 1:28 (Amp) – Therefore I have given him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is given to the Lord. And they worshiped the Lord there.


Mary who gave birth to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Luke 1:28 (Amp) – And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women!


So, being a mother does not suggest lack of initiative and ability.

It does mean getting priorities straight.


People are what their mothers make them.  Emerson

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.  Abraham Lincoln

Give me a generation of committed Christian mothers and I will undertake to change the whole face of society in twelve months.  Lord Shaftesbury


This is so true that a mother’s influence in her home upon the lives of her children cannot be measured.

God created mothers so that someone in this house would know where everything is.

A worried mother does better research than the FBI.



My mother taught me RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”2. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

3. My mother taught me LOGIC: “Because I said so, that’s why.”

4. My mother taught me about ENDURANCE: “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

5. My mother taught me about WEATHER: “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

6. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION: “Just wait ’til we get home.”

7. My mother taught me about RECEIVING: “You are going to get it when we get home!”

8. My mother taught me HUMOR: “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

9. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT: “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

10. My mother taught me GENETICS: “You’re just like your father.”

11. My mother taught me about JUSTICE: “One day you’ll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you!”


Mothers have a legacy to pass on.


2 Timothy 1:5 (Amp) – I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.


A sincere faith has a ripple effect.

Moms have an ability to influence generations.

The journey God has outlined for you is amazing.

So, to all our mothers, we salute you!  We honour you!  And thank God for you!