Monthly Message

Monthly Message


by Dean Allen



Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message


Previous Messages:

January 2024
February 2024
Honor Our Mothers Everyday

Why is it that we set aside only one day a year to honor our mothers? Why do we tend to forget their efforts and take them for granted? Oh, that God would grant us hearts of love and tongues of praise for those whom we love so much! We can never thank them enough for their love, sacrifice, and generosity nor can we fully appreciate them as they deserve.

Eve was the first mother. Genesis 3:20 says, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” The name Eve literally means, “Life or living.” When Eve’s first son Cain was born she wonderfully exclaimed, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” She realized that God had given her the privilege and joy of motherhood and that with it came some tremendous responsibilities. She recognized that everything she had been given came from God.

Motherhood is not a right but a privilege. Not every woman is a mother, and it is a sacred honor and one that should not be entered into lightly. It requires more than any other job on the face of the earth. It is a life long pursuit, a lasting relationship, a loving bond that supercedes all human affection. Mothers know more of sacrifice, sharing and service than all the other people of the world combined.

Only God knows how much our mothers have given, how many hours they have given it and all the things they have given up along the way all for us. We should not wait until they pass away to wake up and realize how much they loved us and how much they did for us.

Motherhood is not only a privilege but it is a responsibility as well. Just imagine, every mother will have to give an account of her children. And not only do godly mothers look out for the physical, material and financial well-being of their kids but for their spiritual well-being as well. Godly mothers not only prepare their little ones for life but they prepare them for eternity. They teach the Bible by word but more that, they show them the Word by example.

I really believe that God will have a humongous crown for the godly mother. It will have jewels beyond imagination, beauty beyond compare, and will uniquely fit each mother. Let us take the time today to tell our mothers just how much we love them and appreciate all that they have done for us.