Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
This church has been blessed with little ones. Over the years, we have had families with many kids. Their little sounds and their joy throughout the service is exactly what we need in this day. The sounds of infants are the sounds of a living church. We need to be reminded that every time we hear the sounds of a little child, these were the ones that Jesus called unto Him. The kingdom is made for them.
We are reminded today of the great responsibilities placed on parents to nurture these little ones. In this day of fatherlessness– and by fatherlessness I do not simply mean homes without a father presence, but I mean homes where fathers are present, but do not act like fathers–fathers have essentially given over their roles as a fundamental part of the training of children to their wives. Their wives are then left with the overwhelming responsibilities of disciplining and nurturing by themselves. But God has called the men in our midst to be an active supporters of this role in the home.
Today, we are grateful for mothers who have taken their roles seriously and have filled in the gaps; single mothers who work hard to see that their children grow up as true worshipers. Mothers are New Eves following the Risen Lord, taking dominion in all areas they are called to attend.
To our children this morning, you are encouraged and compelled by love to kiss and hug your mothers and to call her blessed, not only today, but all your days.
Prayer: Teach us, O Lord to love mothers and may they be blessed in their endeavors and may they seek your face and your grace to live faithfully to their calling.