Mothers Day 2014

John 19:26 – 27 “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”  Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”

  1. I poses a question a few days ago that asked “Did Jesus love His Mother?”
    1. A question based on Luke 8:19-21 “Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”   ESV
  2. So the question, “Did Jesus TRULY love His Mother?”
    1. Of course He did, that is a silly question!
    2. In Context, Jesus was talking about the Family of God

i.     About being good soil, witnessing and faithfulness

ii.     Jesus was talking about doing the Word of God

  1. And few doubt that Mary did the Word and Work of God
  1. Yes, Jesus loved His Mother
    1. The first command with a promise is  “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),  “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”   Ephesians 6:1 – 3
  2. Jesus would never leave His mother standing alone
    1. He made sure she was taken care of physically, He was already caring for her Spiritually
    2. He gave here purpose – To care for John
  3. Jesus will never leave you standing alone either
    1. He loves you
    2. He is providing for you Physically and Spiritually
    3. He has a purpose for you
  4. On Mount Calvary Jesus proved His love for His Mommy
    1. There, at the same place He proved how much He loved you and I as well.
  5. Stand with your Momma!
    1. After what she went through for you!?

i.     40 weeks of carrying you inside

ii.     2 years of carrying you outside

iii.     And, lets be real….18 years OR MORE of carrying you along life’s roads

  1. Don’t disrespect her

i.     Care for her

  1. Don’t talk back to her

i.     ENCOURAGE her

  1. Don’t ignore her

i.     Spend time with her

  1. I know many of us bought cards, flowers, candy, etc for our moms today

i.     And they appreciate these tokens I am sure

ii.     BUT, they would most likely enjoy spending time with you FAR MORE than those gifts

iii.     Take care of your Mom

  1. While there is still the Opportunity
  2. Jesus’ time on earth as human was over
    1. He made sure His Momma was taken care of
  3. YOU take care of your Momma NOW!
    1. Don’t you let her stand alone!