SUNDAY May 12, 2019
“Honor your father and your mother…”
In the United States, Mother’s Day was introduced in the 19th century by a woman named Ann Reeves Jaris. She lived in West Virginia and started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to help the local women learn how to take better care of their children. Her daughter Anna Jarvis, after her mother’s death in 1905, followed in her mother’s footsteps. She wanted to honor her mother for the work she had started. She set a day aside to honor mothers and to give the recognition for the sacrifices they make for their children.
On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to honor mothers every second Sunday in May. He wrote:
“Now, therefore, I Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby direct the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings and do invite the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable place on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for mothers of our country.”
President Woodrow Wilson wanted to honor mothers who had lost their sons in times of war.
Understand, God has commanded in His Word to honor both our mothers and fathers. The Bible instructs children not only to listen to their fathers, but also to their mother’s invaluable, godly instruction … and do not forsake the teaching from your mother (Proverbs 1:8 NET). How will you show great appreciation for all your mother has done? How will you choose to honor your mother today?
Never could it be possible for any man to estimate
what he owes to a godly mother.
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