It is challenging to be a good mother. Especially when difficult circumstances arise and unexpected problems happen. Many of you could tell stories of mothers who sacrificed a lot for your well-being. They listened to you. They modeled compassion by serving you when needed, even though it might’ve been challenging at times. This message will give thanks for mothers and children who deeply love each other, like Naomi and Ruth.
The National Restaurant Association reports that Mother’s Day is the biggest day of the year for restaurants. Mother’s Day is the Super Bowl for florists. Why do we need to celebrate moms? Partly because being a mom is hard work. Partly because moms gave birth to us and without them we wouldn’t be here. And partly because moms have a tendency to be hard on themselves.
On Mother’s Day we celebrate those people who lifted us up with their words. Their words gave us life and hope. Yet some on Mother’s Day remember the pain of hurtful words or the absence of words. Pastor Fred will talk about the right word ingredients which make all the difference.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on May 14, 2017 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on May 8, 2016 by Rev. Fred Steinberg