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Let’s Honor Our Mothers

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Tim McCoy, Lead Pastor

Let’s Honor Our Mothers

I hope you are planning to join us for worship at Ingleside this Sunday, May 12, on Mother’s Day.

The holiday, as we celebrate it in the United States today, is of relatively recent vintage. It was only in 1914, at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson, that Congress passed a resolution establishing the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day.

According to, “In his first Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a chance to ‘[publicly express] our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.’”

Of course, the notion that we should honor our mothers is much older than our modern holiday. It goes all the way back to the fifth of the Ten Commandments God gave to Moses.

Do you remember? God says: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12, ESV).

Later, in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, we see similar instruction. For instance, Proverbs 23:22 says: “Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old” (ESV).

And Proverbs 31 say: “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” (v. 30b, ESV). Indeed, her “children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (v. 28, ESV).

So, this Sunday at Ingleside, we will honor God by remembering, recognizing, honoring, praising, and praying over our mothers during each of our four worship services.

I hope to see you for worship – with your mother, if possible – at Ingleside this Sunday!

Your Pastor and Friend,

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