What did you do for your mother today? Is Mother’s Day just a rote holiday – get a gift, make a card, treat her to a meal? As my pastor said in his sermon this morning, we often forsake our mothers for our friends. We little appreciate all that our mothers have sacrificed to bring us up in the world. All we do is try to attain independence and go away. Certainly each person must find his or her own path in life, but we must not forget those who made it possible for you to reach that point, especially the one who gave birth to you.
It is not always easy to live up to God’s standard of honoring your parents, but as we seek to love God more we should be naturally drawn to obeying his commands. May God give us the strength and wisdom to live out His Word.