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Message of Hope - May 2013
Mother’s Day to all mothers – natural, surrogate, or spiritual! I’ve heard that
being a Mother is a high honor and one of the greatest that God bestows on a
woman. We take this time to salute you and remind you that because God has
allowed you to bring forth life, that you have such an awesome responsibility
to raise your child/children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. I’m
reminded of a Biblical woman, Hannah, who was called “barren”. She could not
conceive and her peers scorned her as though she were cursed by God. She prayed
diligently that she would be blessed with a child and God answered her prayer –
a son named Samuel was born. Hannah made a vow to God that if she were blessed
with a son, she would “lend the child to the Lord all the days of his life (I
Sam. 1:28). Samuel then grew up to be a gifted prophet and the one whom God
would use to anoint the first two kings of Israel. Hannah was an outstanding
example of motherhood as she had a dream for her child just as every mother
should have a dream for her own.
as we celebrate let us never forget to pray for those mothers who may have been
bereft of their children and for those who no longer have mom with them in this
life – indeed our hearts, thoughts and prayers will remain with you.
are blessed to have a mother in your life – you have much to celebrate!
Remember, you only get one. One of The Ten Commandments tells us to “honor thy
father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee” (Ex.20:12). Long life is attached to this Commandment –
honor your mother and father. Make your mom’s day special in every way that you
can – remember your time with her is more valuable than anything else you can
give her. We pray that you and your mother
...........................Seek, Serve and Celebrate the Savior!
Rev. Larry Owens Jr., M.Div. Senior Pastor
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