First Christian Church
701 East Stone Road
Wylie, Texas 75098
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship 10:45 AM
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - Mother's Day
This Sunday is the day when we pay tribute to our mothers. Many of you will spend a portion of the day celebrating with your mother. For others of us, that is no longer possible. My mother went to heaven in June of 2001, just two weeks after we moved from Nebraska to Alabama. I was able to visit with her a few hours before she passed into heaven, but we can no longer visit together as we once did.
There are many things for which I’m thankful when I think of Mother. For one thing, she was a strict yet loving disciplinarian. Even though she loved us intensely, she disciplined us frequently. Evidently my sisters and brothers and I needed both!
For another, she loved God deeply and was eager to serve Him and tell others about Him. I have talked to so many people over the years who were taught by my mother in Sunday school or Bible class. In fact, when I was young, she took me to Southeastern Bible College so she could attend the Monday evening classes taught by the president. Ironically, I became president of the college just weeks before she went to heaven, and wound up teaching those same classes for over thirteen years!
Finally, mother was an entrepreneur! She and her friend Erin Davis collaborated to start a Christian kindergarten in the community where they both lived. There were few if any Christian kindergartens at that time, and many young lives were influenced for Christ through that initiative.
So whether your mother is living here on earth, or in heaven, take some time this weekend and make a list of reasons why you are thankful for her! Then if you can, share them with her.
This coming Sunday we will consider from Scripture a woman who may or may not have been a mother, but whose sacrificial love for the Savior sets a prime example for us today. Our service starts at 10:45am at First Christian Church, 701 East Stone Road, in Wylie.
By the way, we are now posting our Sunday morning messages on our Facebook page and our website, www.fccwylie.org.