|Lone Oak Baptist Church|
|Proverbs 31:30 – “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is
vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be
A timely Affirmation written by John Killinger reads as follows:
I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who was born of the promise to a virgin named Mary….
I believe in the love Mary gave her son, that caused her to follow him in his ministry and stand by His cross as He died.
I believe in the love of all mothers, and its importance in the lives of the children, they bear. It is stronger than steel, softer than down, and more resilient than any green sapling on the hillside. It closes wounds, melts disappointments, and enables the weakest child to stand tall and straight in the fields of adversity.
I believe that this love, even at its best, is only a shadow of the love of God, a dark reflection of all that we can expect of him, both in this life and the one that is to come.
And I believe that one of the most beautiful sights in the world is a mother who lets this greater love flow through her to her child, blessing the world with the tenderness of her touch and the tears of her joy.
On this day when motherhood is recognized and honored across our nation may each of us likewise take the time to affirm some things that we believe about our mothers as well:
I believe that my mother is the best ever – don’t try convincing me otherwise. I believe that every meal my mom ever fixed, every bed ever made, every load of laundry ever washed was done with me and my three brothers in mind.
I believe that my mom loved having our family in church together – she still does!
I believe that when my mother said, “I’ll beat you till you bleed,” she meant it and I really believed she would. (She never had to!)
I believe that the greatest gift a kid could ever have is having a mother like mine!
Thanks mom for being who you are and what you have meant to me all my life—I am truly blessed. Happy Mother’s Day!
In Christian Love,
THE BEST ACADEMY— A MOTHER’S KNEE…….James Russell Lowell