Our plans for Mother’s Day ought to include meeting with the Christian family. We could do no better for mom than being with God’s church.
Jesus’ mother said, “Whatever he tells you, do it” (John 2:5 NET), for she knew that obedience to Jesus would bring benefit to all.
Today, obedience to Jesus includes full participation in the church of Christ.
Using the figure of the church as a human body, Paul wrote, “So now there are many members, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I do not need you,’ nor in turn can the head say to the foot, ‘I do not need you'” (1 Corinthians 12:20-21).
We become spiritually healthy only when we are with our Christian family serving one another and fulfilling our function in the body of Christ.
Instead, God has blended together the body, giving greater honor to the lesser member, so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another. If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it. Now you are Christ’s body, and each of you is a member of it (1 Corinthians 12:24-27).
One can’t speak for all mothers, but they generally feel proud of their children when these fulfill their duties and responsibilities as good citizens and as mature people. Nothing more natural, then, than the Christian continuing to fulfill his role in God’s house. Dedication in Christian piety ought to make any mother proud.
This Sunday, in the midst of activities for mother’s special day, let’s honor them by honoring more than any human being our God and creator. For if mom brought us into this world, it was God who gave us life.