by Pastor Ken
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Last October I went to the city in South Korea where my mother was born. I strolled through a open air market where farmers were selling produce and other farm products they had raised. As I walked I caught a sight of an elderly woman; causing me to imagine my mom doing the same thing many years ago. My eyes filled with tears thinking about how much I missed her.
My mom was such a hard worker. When my dad died; leaving her with five children to raise, she did all sorts of odd-jobs just so we would have food to eat. One of those jobs was selling vegetables to other women for their families. So when I saw that elderly woman selling vegetables, I was reminded of the willing and loving sacrifices my mom made for me and my siblings.
Mothers are a precious gift—treat yours with all the tender, loving care in the world.
Father, today is Mother’s Day. Help me to express my appreciation to my mom. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.