This Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you’re reading this, you have no excuse if you fail to do something nice for the mother’s in your life as you have been reminded.
Special days, like Mother’s Day, present an interesting dilema in the church. While we want to take time to recognize all of the mothers in attendance, we don’t want to neglect the non-mothers. The congregation is made up of a wide-array of people. There will be men, children, and women who do not have children in attendance. So, how dow we appropriately recognize mother’s and still have a service that will help connect all with God? Of course, we all have mothers (unless you were born in some kind of weird science lab). So, there should be some elements of a Mother’s Day celebration that we all can connect with. But, is that enough of a connection for all? Is this a Sunday where our main goal is to simply “make mom happy”? Well, I guess you’ll just have to “come and see” how we approach Mother’s Day at Center Chapel.
Psalm 139:13- You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. (NLT)
Psalm 22:10– I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born. (NLT)