Count-up to Mother’s Day Celebration
Billy Sunday wrote, “There is more power in a mother’s hand than in a king’s scepter.” True and profound.
Another Mother’s Day is here and the Church will not cease to celebrate, again and again, these amazing beings called Mothers. Mother’s Day is truly for all women who love with a mother’s heart and LoveWorld Uyo is honoured to showcase this priceless gems. Even now when it is every man for himself, when women have forgotten what it is to love, when children are left to fend for and train themselves, when the home is no longer the happiest place on earth; these women boldly epitomize grit and grace. Thank you for all that you do.
It is comforting to see that members of CESSZ2 share the same sentiments about this occasion. Amongst others, they believe that this celebration is very necessary. Apart from celebrating the character and exploits of our mothers, it is also an avenue to reignite the fires of motherhood in the hearts of some. In this endtime, mothers are also engaged in the battle for souls. Some have been wounded, betrayed and taken for granted in the process while some are starting to question the worthiness of this cause. This Mother’s Day is for them – to encourage, uplift and to say to them “The Joy of the Lord is your Strength”. What they do is important and recognized. Souls of men are lifted up to God through their prayers, seeds of life and love are sown through their words. Oh, good and faithful Servants!
The members are also hopeful – hopeful that in these last days, mothers would yield more to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Just like in any important event, mothers have a very important role to play before the Rapture of the Church. This is the time when they intentionally drop to their knees and passionately intercede for the souls of their children and the people God has placed under their influence. This is the time when their mouths are always open to talk about Jesus. This is the time when their feet are prepared with the gospel of peace. This is the time when they look not at the things that are temporary but forward to the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds. This is the time to prepared. You have come too far, to stop now. Well done! Daughters of Valour.
Spurgeon says, “Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother. Certainly I have not the powers of speech with which to set forth my valuation of the choice blessing which the Lord bestowed on me in making me the son of one who prayed for me, and prayed with me. How can I ever forget her tearful eye when she warned me to escape from the wrath to come?… How can I ever forget when she bowed her knee, and with her arms about my neck, prayed, ‘Oh, that my son might live before Thee!’” (C.H. Spurgeon’s Autobiography – Banner of Truth). We join Paul in Philippians 1:3 to say “I thank my God every time I remember you.”
We do not forget those who do/did not have a mother figure in life. This is what Sis Deborah from TMIC has to say about that,” Train yourself to be the kind of motherly figure you’d like. Learn to pick up the positive and throw away the negative”. See? There’s so much inside of you. Don’t let it go to waste because of mere excuses. Any sphere of life that is void of your touch is yet to live.
While we gear up in style, for the 14th of March by 8am at the Christ Embassy International Worship Centre, here are some thoughts shared by members of CESSZ2:
“I look forward to Mother’s Day. We need to take time to celebrate mothers who spend most of their lives giving. As time evolves, motherhood evolves too but there are values that should remain constant such as care, discipline and a good foundation. I learnt from my mum how to sow seeds. Mothers are amazing”Sis Amarachi, TMIC
“Mothers should be celebrated everyday. Although, I would like to point out that the rate of discipline these days has drastically reduced. Mothers should not just assume that children know the right thing to do, they should intentionally guide them. Every child is your child”Sis Christie, TMIC
“Mothers are sacrificial. My mum made herself available even when it wasn’t favourable and Dad wasn’t around much of the time. She never gave up on us especially when we got into trouble. She was a multitasker. We are blessed to have such Godly women”Sis Deborah, TMIC
Join us this Sunday 14th March, 2021 across all our churches in the Zone, as we celebrate and appreciate our wonderful mothers for their kind-heartedness.