I. Mother’s Day teaches us the importance of gratitude.
The heart of Mother’s Day is gratitude. Colossians 4:2 states “devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”. See also 1 Timothy 2:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
In addition to being grateful for mothers specifically, Mother’s Day helps us to stop and feel gratitude in general. Gratitude is hard for people who feel entitled, but life does not owe us anything. Hebrews 12:28 explains that our gratitude is a form of worship.
II. Mother’s Day teaches us to value sacrifice.
Mothers sacrifice more than fathers, generally. Personal sacrifice is a pivotal part of motherhood. Mother’s Day affirms that living an others-centered life is the highest virtue. Jesus lived out this value. Matthew 12:28 states “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
III. Mother’s Day teaches us that mothers need God, specifically:
- God’s wisdom. See Proverbs 3:5-7. James 1:5. Colossians 3:16a explains that we should teach one another Godly wisdom and mothers should spend time with other Godly mothers.
- God’s strength physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Isaiah 40:28-31.
- God’s grace. Mothers will make mistakes. See Romans 3:23, but also Romans 3:24. When we are in Christ, our sins are not counted against us. See 2 Corinthians 5:17-19a.
Everybody needs God’s grace, not just mothers.