09 May 2019

3 Ways to Make This Mother’s Day Special

Reverend Christine Bové

Mothers make the world go round. We aren’t just saying this; we really mean it. 

Mothers help make up the backbone of mankind. They give us the support and strength we all need to keep going.

Created by God for His glory and with purpose, mothers are a reflection of God’s character. They reflect His nurturing, powerful, and beautiful aspects and bring warmth to those in their circles of influence.

Without mothers, where would be today?

For certain, Jesus’s story would look very different without His mother, Mary. Remember His first miracle? Let’s look at it together:

Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”
Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.”
She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”
Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim.
“Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did.
When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!” John 2:1-10 MSG

Mary’s role in this story is significant, though it often goes unrecognized. 

Mother’s see who we are. They see the gaps in life where things are missing. They see our potential, and they speak in authority over us in the belief and confidence God has instilled in them.

Mary knew who Jesus was and what He was capable of. She saw the gap in this particular situation and knew that God could step in and fill it. She believed in her son, and through her prompting, helped to inspire the first miracle.

Even when Jesus said, “It is not my time yet,” Mary still believed in Him and instructed others to follow Him. And Jesus did indeed do a miracle! He honored His mother and performed an amazing miracle, and consequently, he started His public ministry. 

Just as Mary saw her son’s potential and the gap in the situation, so has God blessed mothers to do the same for the children He has entrusted to them.

Mothers have a wondrous way of encouraging us to go above and beyond. They have an amazing way of encouraging us to start things we wouldn’t think of doing. They have the God-given talent to see us for who we are and speak life into us.

This being said, we want to help inspire you all to have amazing Mother’s Day for your church community. Because let’s face it: mothers deserve it.


3 ways to make this Mother’s Day special

1. Honor mothers in the main message

This is a special day. One that I think merits a special shoutout either during the sermon or a sermon dedicated to mothers altogether. 

Some churches will continue with their regular sermon series but add a section in their service where they honor moms and have everyone applaud them.

Other churches will set aside Mother’s Day and make the entire sermon centered around motherhood and its immense blessing. 

Honor the sacrifices that they make day-in and day-out. Honor their commitment to their family and what God has entrusted to them. And honor them for just being them—the amazing women God created and blessed us with. 

2. Honor mothers with something fun

Because Mother’s Day is such a special day, it all doesn’t have to be serious. It can be fun, too!

Regardless of budget, there is something everyone can do for the mothers in their church community on Mother’s Day.

Here are some ideas:

    • Host a Mother’s Day community potluck
    • Hand out flowers to all the moms attending service
    • Provide a small gift, like mugs or cupcakes, to all mothers in attendance 
    • Offer family portraits with a picture photo booth
    • Play fun videos and picture slides to celebrate motherhood (this can be sentimental or funny)

3. Honor mothers with a call to action

Mothers get things done. And they have such a huge heart to inspire their family, to inspire their community, and to inspire their circles of influence.

One way to honor mothers on Mother’s Day is to give them opportunities to rise up to a challenge. 

While this can look like a number of things, a great way to make Mother’s Day more meaningful is to remind mothers that what they do matters. 

Because of their tremendous significance, we should give mothers a call-to-action of practical things. Meaning, something they can implement in their lives immediately to take their life and relationships to the next level. 

This can look like an altar call for mothers to ask God for help and guidance for family, career, and spiritual troubles. It can be an altar call for mothers to have a moment of peace and rest at the feet of Jesus.

It could be a call-to-action in a sermon of something new to implement in their daily life. It could be a moment in the service for mothers to dedicate themselves and their families to God.

There are many different options for opportunities and calls-to-action. We just recommend that it flows with the theme of your service. 

Free graphics to help your Mother’s Day look beautiful

To help take your Mother’s Day Sunday to the next level, we have created a couple of graphics you can use at your church. You can use them as backgrounds for your projection, or as an email invitation, or for any other purpose as you see fit. 

You can call us at 877-494-4655 to request our free graphics, like the one below, sent to your email! (Our graphics are also available in Spanish.)

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If you are a mother or mother-figure and are reading this, we say, “Thank you!” Thank you for everything that you do. You have a tremendous impact for the Kingdom of Heaven, and that is no small thing.

To all the mothers out there, may this Mother’s Day be a very special one for you! May God honor all of the mothers in your communities and pour out His blessings. 

Please feel free to comment. We always appreciate good dialogue. However, we do moderate each comment to ensure that it is on topic and not derogatory to other participants. We ask that you keep your comments brief and pertinent to the topic so that others may benefit.

Blessings,
Raul Rivera

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