Honor Your Mother

This is a climbing Queen Elizabeth rose that grows on our grape arbor.

Read John 2:1-11  This is the story of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding.  This is also a good example of how Jesus honored his mother.  Although he told her this is not yet his time, he also went ahead and was obedient to her request, and not in a half-hearted manner.  He fulfilled her request to the best of his ability (which him being God incarnate was really good).

Read John 19:25-27  This is where Jesus took care of his mother’s welfare even while dying on the cross.  This is part of honoring your mother.  In his society, women who were widowed were cared for by their nearest male relative, usually their son.  A woman without a son or husband, truly had a bleak future in Jesus’ time, Jesus was her oldest son, and at the time his brothers did not believe in him. (John 7:5) (1 Cor. 15:3-7) James started believing in Jesus after the resurrection and became a pillar of the church in Jerusalem, and the author of the book of James.  Jesus wanted to make sure his mother was cared for as if he himself were there, so he chose someone who he knew would be trying to act as he himself would towards his mother, one of his disciples.  Remember that the word disciple stands for trying to become like the person whose disciple you are.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day whether you are the Mother or the child who is honoring the Mother or as in my case both!