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Treasure Digest: Turning the Hearts... I Remember Mama

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Turning the Hearts... I Remember Mama

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There’s nothing more “homey” than a child coming in the front door and smelling the aroma of fresh-baked bread! Put a pat of butter on the hot slice of bread and enjoy the moment and make a memory. When I was a youngster, one of the early programs on television was I Remember Mama. This sitcom featured stories in the home that revolved around the mother of the household. This past month Mother’s Day was observed. Cards, phone calls and visits were made to “mamas” all over the world. Whether you observe the day or not, mothers need to be honored by those who believe in following God’s teachings (Exodus 20:12 Exodus 20:12Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on the land which the LORD your God gives you.
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). What may we do to honor our mothers as part of the Fifth Commandment? • Show our mothers respect throughout the year by spending time with or on them. Taking time to write cards or telephoning them to let them know how we are doing and finding out how they are doing is showing respect. Seeking their advice on difficult issues is another way of acknowledging them as our mothers. A gift occasionally sends a loving message that we care about and love them. • Thank them for what they have done for us. Reflect on all of their sacrifices for us and let our mothers know that we remember and appreciate what they have done and may still do for us. Memories are important to our folks as they grow older. To recall memories of their love and service to us as children is another way to show respect. • Help them. We need to make every effort to help our mothers in their older age, though this can be difficult if we are not close by. Our mothers may not be as strong or able to do the chores they once performed with ease. Help them with some of the cleaning, ironing and shopping—you get the idea. This also will show them respect. • Being a quality, godly person will mean that they may see you and me as successful in life. Many mothers have told me with a glowing face of the successes of their children. You could just feel that they were “pleased” with what their children had become. When we are people of character, we bring respect to the woman who bore us. • Pray for them. Thank God for your mother (and father, too) and ask Him to help them in their latter years. Remember their needs and present them to our loving Heavenly Father for His attention to them. I’m sure God will appreciate His children remembering their earthly parents as He appreciates being remembered by us. Proverbs 31:28 Proverbs 31:28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
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states, “Her children rise up and call her blessed…” Let’s all “bless” our mothers by showing the respect and love to them for all they have done and do for us!

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