Updated: Jul 3
Mother’s Day is coming to a close.A few things to remember, one Kirk Franklin and family made the best Happy Mother’s Day video.You can check it out on Kirk Franklin's Instagram page.
Second, just because the day is ending is no reason not to wake up with the anticipation of saying, ‘good morning Mom, thank you, for being a boss’. #MOTHER'SDAY
You know without your Mother holding it down, your identity might be like a mason jar with a hole in the bottom. Character is everything. It shapes our identity in the eyes of this world and most importantly in your ears. You character facilitates correct choices in the face of obstacles laid out by unwitting friends, foes and authority. Mothers are a fundamental part of forming character.
Jesus built his ministry on the testimonies of the Father. Jesus came to fulfill the foretold prophecies of the King. At the time of the prophecies Jesus was a prince. Jesus was crowned King after His resurrection. Upon completion of defeating death, hell and the grave Jesus ascended to the throne. Jesus did what man did not and could not do. Jesus obeyed every word of GOD even to his own demise. Jesus provided a way for man to please The LORD, Jehovah GOD, by giving us the covering of His blood sacrifice so that when we pray and come before The LORD, instead of being a stench in His nose, we are the sweet smelling aroma of Jesus Christ, like honey on a honeycomb.
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:15-17
“15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
King James Version Public Domain.
Jesus loved His Mom, Mary like any boy. Mary feed Jesus from her breast. Mary changed Jesus’ diapers, Mary saw baby Jesus take his first step, say his first word. Mary cared about the childhood crush, the scrapes, bumps, bruises and fights with Jesus’ best friend. Mary, the Mother of Jesus listened with intent as Jesus talked about his day as any boy at 6, 8, 10, 15, and 25. Jesus loved his Mother. Jesus loved Mary so much that on the cross while encouraging himself to complete the task at hand he told his disciple, you make sure you take care of Mother. As if saying, remember what we talked about. I got to do this thing so I can see y’all later. Don’t let anyone hurt my Mother. Genesis 19:26
“26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”, King James Version Public Domain.
It’s like a young boy signing up to serve his country and telling his 14 year brother, what to watch out for and to be nice to Mom. Jesus loved his family and did the best thing he could do, obey His heavenly Father and pay the price only He could pay. Mary, understood and yet she sobbed for her son and her LORD. Mary knew that if her Son did not do this the torment would be eternal for her Son, her Lord Jesus and man.
The sacrifices a Mother makes to obey GOD when all she wants to do is stand up and for her child is astounding. God often tells Mothers, ‘let me have him, her.’ When you pray the Father in the name of Jesus for the salvation, safety, well being and blessing over your child, you are surrendering their present and future to the good plans GOD wrote for them from before GOD spoke,
“25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. “ Genesis 1:2-31, King James Version Public Domain.
So, GOD blesses Man from the start by giving Man everything the image of GOD owns and then tells virile couples, man and woman to go ahead and have lots of sex, no worries you will not get tired of each other. It will get better and better and better. Sweet, can I get a yeap yeap GOD loves Him some man. So, today we call Mother’s Day a pagan holiday mainly built for stores to make some money. But when we look through the filter of love, it a ceremonial blessing like this one,
“22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”, Numbers 6:25-27 King James Version Public Domain.
So, this blessing has to do with following GOD as a devout Jewish man separated to GOD his whole life and in regard to being defiled and the blessing of being undefiled after a period of fasting. Mary, a devout woman of GOD was chosen out of all the young women of her day to be the Mother of Jesus. GOD chooses mothers for every child with wisdom for He knows the length of the love of every mother.
This is a special note. GOD uses a chain command to convey the blessing to the people of Israel. Much like He did with Mary, the Mother of Jesus and us now.
With Mary GOD used the Holy Spirit. GOD trusted the only person He could with such an important message as the birth of His dear Son Jesus. In the moment the Holy Spirit told Mary GOD chose her to be the Mother of His Son, Mary submitted to the task of carrying the most precious thing in this world, our Savior. Mary, a young teen like most young girls could not comprehend the toll of a pregnancy would do to her mental and physical stability. But Mary believed GOD and that was all Mary needed and trusted. Mary relied on the word of GOD even in disciplining her Son, at the age of 12, who stayed behind at an event to school some old age scholars. Mary looked for Jesus like He was from her own egg. As far as Mary was concerned Jesus was her son and she would tear this earth up to find her boy.
There are many Mothers that feel the same way. She will lay down her own life to save that of her child. But Mary’s child chose to give His life for that of His Mother’s. Jesus gave the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, whomping all of man kind for an eternity. For one I am glad to loose to Jesus for best Mother’s Day gift because I still win. So, to Mary and all the Mothers in this earth and risen Happy Mother’s Day!