Mother’s Day is upon us!
You did get the flowers ordered, didn’t you?
You picked up the card on the way home from work, didn’t you?
You went to the jewelry store and bought the just-right piece of bling that says “You Are The Most Awesome Mom In The Universe,” right?
It may be too late for those kinds of gifts, if they are not already in hand.
But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on impressing Mom on Mother’s Day. Moms love their kids more than the stuff their kids get them. Stuff isn’t important.
Did you know that it’s in the Bible that you have to take your Mom to church on Mother’s Day? I didn’t know that either.
As I was studying for the Mother’s Day message, I came across this verse from the book of Leviticus.
Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.
NIV Leviticus 19:3
…Respect Mom (and Dad, too)…and Observe my Sabbaths…
…Mother’s and Sabbath Day…
…Take Mom to Church on Mother’s Day…Mother’s Day just so happens to be the Lord’s Day when Christians practice Sabbath.
It’s a No Brainer. You have to take Mom to church on Mother’s Day, if you can.
Whether or not you’ve bought that special gift for Mom yet, or whether you are taking her to church or not, here are some ideas for Little Gifts for Mom. If you adhere to this list, you’re going to score some major Mother’s Day points!
Here’s what All Mom’s want on Mother’s Day:
A Little Respect
Go ahead and plan for extravagant respect. It is Mother’s Day after all. If you will up your respect game just a little, the rewards will be tremendous.
A Little Gratitude
This should come easily. I bet you can make a list a page long in the next 5 minutes of things that mom does that don’t often elicit thanksgiving. Moms are professionals at doing the little things that make our lives easier.
Her children arise and call her blessed…NIV Proverbs 31:28
A Little Consideration
Sometimes it’s not just the stuff mom does that is overlooked. Sometimes Mom is overlooked. That doesn’t go over well on Mother’s Day. Mom deserves to be front and center in our thinking on Mother’s Day. Don’t do anything that doesn’t involve her in some way.
A Little Time
Did you know that more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year? Would mom prefer you be there in person? Sure. But if you can’t be there with her, at least give her some of your time with a phone call, Skype, or Facetime chat.
Big warning:::Text Don’t Count on Mother’s Day (Unless you have lost your voice and you lives a thousand miles away from your special Mom ladies).
A Little Grace
Moms make mistakes, too. Moms aren’t perfect. Give Mom a little Grace on Mother’s Day of all days!
A Little Prayer
Take a moment to honor Mom through prayer. Ask God to bless her in a special way. Thank God for the blessings that have come to you through your Mom. You don’t even have to tell Mom you prayed for her. Just do it. And keep on doing it regularly. You’ll find many benefits from praying for Mom and all the other important people in your life.
A Little Encouragement
Moms need a pat on the back just like the rest of us. Brag on her. Show her your support. Ramp up the kindness. Go all out. It’s Mother’s Day for crying out loud!
Everyone gets a carnation on Mother’s Day at FBC Nederland. Come by and celebrate the blessings of God that come through mothers as we gather for worship this Sunday.