works everyday as our mothers work each day for us. 母親愛子女故日日勤勞 耶穌如母
John 14:1-6, 1, “One Sabbath, when Jesus
went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully
2, There in front of him was a man
suffering from dropsy. 在他面前有一個患水臌的人
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on
the Sabbath or not?" 耶穌對律法師和法利賽人說、安息日治病、可以不可以．
But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him
Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a
well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?" 便對他們說、你們中間誰有驢或有牛、在安息日掉在井裡、不立時拉牠上來呢。
6, And they had nothing to
Anna M. Jarvis first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring
all mothers because she had loved her own mother so dearly. At a memorial service for her mother on May 10, 1908, Miss Jarvis
gave a carnation (her mother's favorite flower) to each person who attended.
Within the next few years, the idea of a day to honor mothers gained
popularity, and Mother's Day was
observed in a number of large cities in the U.S. On May 9, 1914, by an
act of Congress, President Woodrow
Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. He
established the day as a time for ''public expression of our love and reverence
for the mothers of our country.'' By then it had become customary to wear white carnations to honor departed mothers
and red to honor the living, a custom that continues to this day.
It is for certain that Mothers need to be
honored and deserve to be honored. I think about a little boy that forgot his
lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to
prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it
did not help. Her son's memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and
whispered the cue, ''I am the light of the world.'' The child beamed and with
great feeling and a loud clear voice said, ''My mother is the light of the
I'm sure that many feel the same way
about their mother. There are not enough words in our vocabulary to say
all that should be said about mothers.
Lincoln said: ''I
remember my mother's prayers, and they have followed me; they have clung to me
all my life. All that I am and hope to be I owe to my angel mother.''
on Mothers Day, we say thank you to all our mothers for
their undying love, their untiring
work, their unselfish giving, and their undivided devotion.