Mums are worth celebrating!

I discovered that Mothering Sunday was a tradition which began in the 16th century when people would return to their ‘mother’ church on the 4th Sunday in lent for a special service. This pilgrimage provided an opportunity for young children often as young as 10, working away from home as domestic servants to visit their families. A rare day off! As they walked along country lanes, children would pick wild flowers to give to their mother as a small gift. Have you ever thought about all of the roles that your mother filled while you were growing up? I jotted down a few; nurse, counsellor, spiritual advisor, teacher, nutritionist, accountant, taxi driver, maid, peacemaker, entertainer, & I’m sure you could add more. It caused me to thank God for my mum and reminded me of Timothy in the New Testament, who asked Jesus in to his life, becoming a Christian as a result of his mother’s faith story. The treasured gift of eternal life! “I remember your genuine faith Timothy, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.” 2Tim.1.5.