Mothers Day

Gratefulness is a lost art in our culture today.  We have to be reminded, and often, that teachers and mentors are the ones who shape our lives - not football players or pop stars.  It is the friends and family that shape our minds and hearts, not the internet or Facebook.  But disconnect the internet or let Facebook go down and you would think that the world has come to an end.

Long before there were teachers, there were moms.

"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck." Pro. 1:8-9

My mom taught me so much.  She was the one who made sure I was in church every time the doors were open.  Being raised during the Great Depression, she shared her stories about life.  She taught me how you had to have, "grit" to get through and that hard work was necessary.

But what I remember the most was her worn white Bible.  She would read it to me night after night.  Then I would hear her prayers from my bedroom, crying out to God for His mercy on my soul.

Without mom, I would be here writing to you today.

Take the time to thank your mom, if you can, this weekend.  I know that every relationship isn't great or that every family is perfect.  But a little love and gratefulness goes a long way.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I am grateful for the life you have given me.  Please let me show that gratefulness to others.  AMEN