Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)
Today's Morsel: President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1914 that started the holiday we now call "Mothers Day". He asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers. The Carnation was chosen as the flower to be given on Mothers' Day. Isn't it amazing that God has created all living things to have a mother and a father. Adam called Eve the mother of all living. Writing to the church at Ephesus, the apostle Pau, said that Exodus 20:12 was the first commandment that God gave with a promise (Ephesians 6:2); And that promise was that if children would honor their fathers and mothers their days may be long upon the earth. Solomon wrote, "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 1:8). When a child honors and respects his mother; whether natural or spiritual; that child will be blessed. Believe me, 98% of mothers know what is best for their children. That includes the church, which is the mother of us all. Tomorrow, be sure and give honor to your Mother (natural and spiritual) that your days may be blessed upon the earth.
Sing: I'm so glad that I'm a part of the family of God, I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood, joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, I'm so glad that I'm a part of the family of God.
Thought for Today: Happy Mother's Day!