HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!By Skip Barland
I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day today!
I remember a sermon I once heard by a great teacher, Dr. euGene Scott Ph.D Stanford University. It was entitled, “God couldn’t be everywhere, so He made mothers!”
The title comes from an old Jewish Proverb.
Even though as Christians we know that this is not true, because we know God is Omnipresent, so He can be everywhere at once; and the reason why we know this is true is because we find it taught throughout the Bible.
1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
Nevertheless this Old Jewish Proverb engenders a beautiful and wonderful thought, does it not? And just maybe the reason why God can be everywhere is by working through mothers by His Spirit, for truly next to God’s love for man, there is no stronger nor devoted love on this earth than that of a mother for her children.
“On the judgment day, the Recording
Angel will forgive much to him who
can say, ‘I never knew my mother.’ ”
“All that I am my Mother made me.”
—John Quincy Adams
“The bravest battle that was ever fought;
Shall I tell you what and when?
On the maps of the world you will
not find it, it was fought by the
mothers of men.”
“A mother is a Mother still the holiest
“Men are what their Mothers make them.”
“To the soldier who falls on the battlefield,
we give bronze and tablet.
But to a Mother, it is a battle without
She wears no medals of a nation.
Her badge is the furrowed lines upon
her face.” —Unknown
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!