Mothers’ Day message
My mother, 3 sisters and I recently spent Easter weekend in Auckland, without children. While our husbands did a fantastic job of keeping our children alive and well in our absence, there were texts, emails and phone calls throughout the weekend from children needing their mothers – some wanting reassurance or help, others just wanting a catch-up (or perhaps they were actually checking up on us!).
There are so many important roles that mothers play – comforter, listener, cheerleader, transporter, finder of all things lost, eternal game player, provider of an endless supply of clean clothes and healthy meals, translator of toddler gibberish and teenage grunts, nagger of homework completion and room tidying. I’m sure you can think of many more roles that your own mothers have played over the years and continue to play as a grandmother.
Proverbs 31 : 10-31 gives a fantastic reminder of the worth of women to their families. Take the time to re-read this passage and remember to honour and thank our mothers today as we are prompted to do.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Psalm 31:28-31)

Contributed by Rhonda Schmidt