May 14, 2017
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
Happy Mother’s Day! What a blessing “Mothers” are. I realize many don’t enjoy meaningful relationship with your mom, and my heart breaks for you. My mother was, very likely, the single most influential person in my life. She’s been in heaven for almost eight years and I still miss her every day. In most cases, a mother’s love most closely resembles the love of God. Fathers are essential to our existence. But dad’s contribution may be minimal. Mom’s give us life by risking their own. Yet they do so gladly because of their great love. That being the case, I hope you’ll make it a point to visit with, or at least speak to, your mom today. Let her know how much you appreciate her sacrifice on your behalf. If that’s undesirable, consider how many of us would give anything to have that privilege again. Let any unpleasant memories fade and simply be the love of Jesus to your mom. It doesn’t have to involve much time or money. A few simple words mean a lot when spoken by a loved one. Few things impact me as dramatically as my daughter’s voices. They touch a part of me no one else can. The same is true with moms. So be a blessing today to the one who blessed you with life. You won’t regret it. In addition to celebrating “moms” today, we also have the privilege of dedicating 26 babies and children to the Lord Jesus Christ. What a tremendous blessing in an era where most Churches have precious few young families. Just remember that where much is given much is required. It is incumbent on us as a Church Family to come along side these parents and assist however possible. We can have a role in “training up the children in the way they should go.” After all, they are the future of the Church so we must give them every opportunity to thrive. That implies a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Will we be Jesus to them? I love you all. God Bless You!