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We are praising God for Moms today!

The book of Proverbs provides some excellent reflections for us as we consider the importance of our mothers:

Proverbs 31:10-12 –
A wife of noble character who can find? 
She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:30-31 –
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 6:20-22 –
My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

Proverbs 23:22-25 –
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Ephesians 6:1-3 –
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Luke 1:46-49 –
And Mary said: “
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.

This is Mary’s praise to God, despite the difficult circumstances, of being chosen to carry the Christ child.

Our Word of the Day: saudade (soh-DAH-duh), a Portuguese word meaning  a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent: the theme of saudade in literature and music.

Thanks for listening!
-Joe

 

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