If Jesus Were a Mother

If Jesus Were a Mother

Isaiah 49:8-16

James C. Denison

This week I saw a “mother’s dictionary,” and thought several of the terms worth passing along this morning:

•Family planning: the art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

•Feedback: the inevitable result when the baby doesn’t appreciate strained carrots.

•Hearsay: what toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

•Look out: what it’s too late for your child to do by the time your scream it.

•Show off: a child who is more talented than yours.

•Sterilize: what you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it.

On this Mother’s Day, we are grateful for all the ways our mothers love us in spite of ourselves.

As you may know, a woman in Philadelphia named Anna Jarvis began a campaign in 1907 to honor mothers, for the sake of her mother. President Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May an official national holiday in 1914.