One of the greatest gifts God has given humanity is the bestowing of a mother.
From the womb to the grave, children are an extension of the person who has carried them in the womb, cared for them, and cradled them throughout their existence. Each child has their mother's indelible fingerprints all over their life. Through mothers, God has populated the whole world over, and without her, where would life be today. The greatest sorority a woman can be a member of is motherhood. Her place in the eyes of God has always been one of Divine Favor. There is no need to shout it from the mountain top because her presence in all her glory is more than enough evidence to show the world her undeniable value. One cannot explain how God has miraculously used women to hold the strings of life together like a well-sewn garment. In sun or rain, good or bad, up or down, the mother is there in the midst of it all.
The love of God can be seen and is deeply embedded in the hearts of her children, who rise up and call her blessed. She holds a place of honor no man can hold, for even the greatest of men must pay homage to their mother, regardless of the position of power they hold, must bow down to their mother. Throughout scripture, she guided kings, princes, judges, apostles, preachers, and even Jesus. In fact, the most incredible honor bestowed on mothers is the Divine Favor that God has given her as the vehicle to bring mankind its greatest gift – His only begotten Son. Her place will forever be etched in history and can never be diminished nor denied. There are times the stepmother is spoken of as the real mother. Grandmothers and other female relatives hold similar positions in honor of motherhood. A line in a song says: "give me my flowers while I yet live so I can enjoy the beauty they bring." So let us give our mothers the beauty, honor, and love they so richly deserve while they live, so they can enjoy the beauty thereof.
Though we have chosen one special day to celebrate our mothers, the fact is – and always remember - Mother's Day is every day!
Our desire at Mt. Carmel is to be a church family that is rooted in the Word of God and prayer. We aim to exalt God though authentic worship, to demonstrate Christ's love for mankind in a tangible way, and to prepare disciples to carry out the redemptive ministry of Christ in our neighborhoods, in the City of Dayton, and the entire world.
"We are the Lord's People, in the Lord's House, on the Lord's Day"
To exalt the Savior, evangelize sinners, and edify the saints. Victorious Living Though Christ
1 Corinthians 15:57