by Antoine N. Holloway
We are to honor mothers because of their strength, love, and faith. We are to honor mothers because God made them (Psalms 139:14). Therefore, they are special to the Lord. We are to honor mothers because God demands mothers be honored and respected (Ephesians 6:2-3). Thus, proving she is worthy to be honored by her children, her spouse, and humanity. We are to honor mothers because God punishes those who refuse or do not give the proper admiration to mothers (Matthew 15:4). We are to honor mothers because we will live long, prosperous lives right here on earth if we do (Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16).
LOVE YOUR M0THER, NOT ONLY ON THIS MOTHER’S DAY, BUT EVERY DAY!
God made a wonderful mother; a mother who never grows old. He made her smile of the sunshine and molded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes, He placed bright shining stars. In her cheeks, fair roses you see. God made a wonderful mother; and He gave that dear mother to me. Via: Bulletin Gold
What a Difference a Day Makes! Bill Brandstatter
My youngest grandson just had a birthday. It was his first double-digit birthday. He is now a big 10 years old. His birthday was a big day for all of the family. As grandchildren grow it causes us to reflect on the past, the present, and the future. I have realized daily the expression “time flies.” I remember when he was born. I have seen pictures of our grandson recently when he was little. Now he is ten and it’s hard to comprehend. The writer James told of life and stated, “It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14 NKJV) Reflection is good for the soul. It causes us to look at where we are and where we ought to be. The Psalmist stated, regarding life, For it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psa. 90:10).
Where have I been? The past life is gone. The present is now. Whatever mistakes I made in the past I need to forget and move on from them. The apostle Paul had to remind himself to do that. He stated he was forgetting those things which were behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead (Phil.3:13). can’t change the past. I can make the present better.
Where am I now? God is concerned about where we are now. The urgency of the moment is expressed in several Bible passages. Paul wrote, “Now is the accepted timne; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2). We should be “redeeming the time” (Eph. 5:16).
Where will I be in the future? I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. The best way to prepare for the future is to prepare now. The future happens with the dawn of every new day. As one person stated, “Today is the start of the rest of your life.” My entrance into heaven depends on what I do while here on earth. I have the chance now to do what I must to enter heaven one day. What a difference a day can make. We must obey Jesus today, so that we can see Him tomorrow. (John 12:48; Heb. 5:8, 9).
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