Did you know that Mother’s Day is known as the #1 most popular day of the year for eating in a restaurant? All the restaurants will be slammed as people don’t want mom to have to cook and everyone says, “let’s go out and honor mom!” We should rightly honor mothers everywhere for who they are and for what they’ve done for us, however, the Bible tells us that honor needs to be done without the attachment of “day” to it (see Exodus 20:12). Here are some practical things you can do to make mothers feel honored everyday:
Say “Thank You” – Specifically. Thankfulness is needed all the time so we remember to appreciate that someone helped get us where we are (I Thess. 5:21). “Thanks, mom” is ok. “Thank you mom for pushing me to do what I needed to be doing/believing in me/telling me what I needed to hear/raising me the way you did.” Mothers appreciate that type of honor.
Live the Lessons She Taught You. When godly mothers teach, we as children would do well to listen. Solomon said, “…do not forsake the law of your mother” and also, “a foolish son is the grief of his mother” (Prov. 6:20; 10:1). Children of any age walking in godly wisdom are the best honor we can offer our mothers.
Care for Her Needs. “Do not despise your mother when she is old” (Prov. 23:22). On the cross, Jesus was concerned about His mother (John 19:26-27). If the Lord cared enough in His darkest hours to tend to the needs of his mother, how much should we show honor to our mothers?
Honor for moms should not be done on a single day, although, we draw attention to it on days like today. Give thanks and glory to God that we have moms in our lives.