Mother’s Day at River Hills
Mother’s Day at The River was a special day indeed! The worship was encouraging and then we enjoyed Teresa and The View (River Hills’ style). Four mothers, Terri Wiesner, Rachel Brooks, Susan Wyer and Lori Sherman, were interviewed by Teresa. The stories they shared about their children–the good, the bad and the absolutely hilarious–made for an inspiring morning that helped every parent relate to their own situations. It helped me to know that my experiences were not so weird after all! Jeff closed the morning with a wonderful message that centered on lessons he had learned from his Mom. What a treasure it is to remember the lessons from our mothers. As each lady left the service they were given a flower to help them know they are highly valued and appreciated as a special gift from God to their families and to this church.
I spent time Sunday thinking about my Mom who passed away six years ago. It seems like yesterday, but with each passing year I miss her more and more. I miss her laugh, the joy she brought to my life, and the wisdom and support that only a loving mother can bring. I enjoyed her for many years but cherish the thought that I will enjoy her for eternity in heaven. When the day comes for me togo be with the Lord, there will be joy in my heart at the reunion with my Mom. What a great day that will be!
Sunday I spent time thinking about my mom and my wife, the mother of my children. I re-read Proverbs 31 and was encouraged to know that these two women embody these wonderful, godly characteristics. Here they are again. Let them encourage and challenge you today.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 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. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:10-31.
God bless you today. Remember–everyday with your family is a gift…cherish it!
Teaching Pastor RHCC