Scripture: Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NIV)
Have you hugged your mother today? Well, if you haven't already, make sure you do it before the day is over because this is a very special day. It is Mother's Day! I'm sure all of you already knew that. Did you also know that the Bible has a lot to say about our mothers? Not all mothers love God, but those who do, the ones who try to tgeach their children about God have a very special place in his heart. In fact, God made a promise to the children who love and honor their mother and father. The Bible says, "Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12 NLT) Does your mother carry a purse? Most mothers carry a great big purse like the one I have with me today. Let’s pretend that this is your mother’s purse. You might be surprised at what we might find inside. Let’s take a look. (Pull out each item and talk about how it relates to what a Christian mother might teach a child.) A Coin purse: A mother must always be prepared for a financial emergency. A small flashlight: It is not unusual for the electricity to go off and leave you in the dark. Tissues: These are always handy for a runny nose, or to wipe away a tear. Chewing gum: A mother should always have something sweet to encourage others when they are down in the dumps. A mirror: It is good to check to make sure we are looking our best. Comb or brush: So that we are always looking our best! Bible: A mother should always keep a Bible in her purse. It will serve as a reliable guide when helping her children to stay on the right path.