by Pastor Mark Fisher
May 23, 2017
With April showers came the May flowers; and just in time for Mother’s Day! As a child I always looked forward to the beautiful colorful springtime. Living in the North meant white winters and showery springs, with May being the month of colorful tapestry. I could easily see why Mother’s Day was celebrated at this time of year.
Our home, or really "cabin", was on a lake in a fairly remote area. At least some would consider it remote. Our land was quite forested; we had countless trees and plants that grew naturally. Each new season was yet another beautiful display of God’s faithful artistry. Though several seasons have come and gone since my childhood, imprinted in my mind are those early wild flowers that became my mother’s bouquet.
My mom is a one-of-a-kind mother who was always there for me as a child. She was like the seasons; I could always count on her. That is why as a child I anticipated the blooming of the stunning wild flowers; picking them for her and placing them in a jar and presenting them to her early on Mother’s Day. It was one way I could thank my mom for being my mother!
Thankfully, my mother and father are still living. I am still able to show my love and appreciation to them. And with age has come an even greater appreciation for their love, not only for me, but my wife and children also.
May this spring, and throughout the year, have you thanking God for your mother. As parents, may we leave a loving impression upon our own children, that one day they may look back, as we have, and count that their life has been blessed!
“Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying: ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’” Proverbs 31:28, 29