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“Mother’s Love”

John 19:25-27

25 And that is what the soldiers did.

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

A mother’s love is illustrated here in this scripture. Jesus even saw the importance of this in his own life. Jesus wanted his mother to be cared for as well. However, we need to remember that the bond between mother and child is a special gift from God. This is a gift from God to humanity.

Now when you watching sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, what is the first thing most player say after they have won the game? They always say first, “Thanks, ma!” So, this shows the role of mothers in our society and in our own lives. We may have a favorite meal that your mother makes for you each year. Now those who have lost their mothers can cling to the good memories that you had with your mother. We are grateful for all of the mothers and women in our midst, here at Williamson Road Church of the Brethren.

A poem for Mother’s Day:

Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother,

A mother who never grows old;

He made her smile of the sunshine,

And He 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.

~ Pat O’Reilly

Happy Mother’s Day,

Pastor Harvey