I love that country song by the recently diseased Merle Haggard, "Mama Tried", where he tells the story of a young man who went to prison for doing bad things yet he remembered that his "mama" always tried to instill in him what was right and what was wrong. Singer Merle was telling a little portion of his personal story, but despite his failure in early life, he rebounded, saw the light, and became a famous country music star. I would bet that what helped him most in changing his ways was remembering his "mama" and what she tried to make out of him.
Traditionally we say that father's are the head of the household, but mother's are the central force in keeping the family on track. A good mother seems to be a "jack of all trades", always knowing, always caring and always able to get the things done that makes a family what it is meant to be.
This weekend on Sunday Morning Coming Down we'll celebrate Mother's Day. We'll share some short verses from the Book of Proverbs and Exodus which tell us what God expects of us in our relationships with our earthly mother. We'll also have a short message, some good music, and prayer. I hope you'll join us in celebrating the woman in each family who always makes things come together even when we think it's impossible: good old mom. And don't forget her on this occasion, even if she is departed. After all, we still need to thank God for bringing us into her life and thereby bringing her into ours. The show is on demand at the following link:
Happy Mother's Day and God bless you all.