MOTHERS DAY : A CELEBRATION OF LONG LIFE

Every year the world celebrates Mothers Day. Today’s Mothers Day  celebration  comes in different ways. But before anything else, let us offer  this prayer to all of those who are regarded as mother by giving birth and to those who became mother by duties and responsibilities.

Lord God, we thank you for your goodness. We thank you for your great love which drifted down to us through our beloved mothers. Thank you for the mother figures that we have now in our very own family.  They have sustained and unfailingly nurtured us the kind of love you have shown to the world. Through them, the accounts of Your greatness printed in our hearts. We ask you dear God to bless all of them. Bless the wonders of their works. Because of them You  are glorified in our family. Because of them your peace is with us in our  family. Great is our indebtedness to them. May this single celebration that we commit to practice every year is a gesture of deep heartfelt gratitude  of  their great works on us. In as much as no amount of efforts we can offer  in exchange trying to repay them, Your blessing of happiness, comfort, healing, satisfaction, and life’s fulfillment we ask in their favor for all the rest of their lives. May You grant them these blessings for the reparation of damages they sustained  making us all your worthy children and people of God. Amen.

Truly, celebrating mothers day is very important. The world of yesterday would not  become the world of today without our mothers. They are the light of the family, the light of the  world and an able helpmate of our father.  No perfect family exist without a mother. Even in the event of losing a physical mother, family continues with somebody acting as mother figure. That is why we have a colloquial word “Momandad” to signify a super Dad assuming a mother figure.

Mothers day is a celebration of heroism, faith, love and Martyrdom, success and prosperity. Mothers Day from the history  became a unifying figure for the cause of peace in America. It is also a celebration  associated with the movement of faith  calling faithfuls in Europe to return to the  mother church. Ethiopians celebrated mothers day as a gathering of songs and festivities. Americans and countries in the world  celebrate mothers day by pampering mothers like giving day offs, giving presents and flowers, etc . Later mothers day celebration  become a holiday of consumer spending in honor to them.

Today, mothers day celebration is highly customized with a common goal of offering a happy presents to the mothers of the family be it mother by birth or mother by assuming their duties and responsibilities. Some celebrates it with memorable mother treats of surprises. Others celebrate it in greetings all over the world using technology.

Regardless of celebration model they  employ, it is important that we celebrate it with joy, thanks giving and genuine  tribute to the goodness of our mothers by responding to the commandment of God in Deuteronomy 5 :16 ” Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Mothers day celebration is a celebration of long life as God  has promised in the Bible.

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