May 10-Mother’s Day
12The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed. (Acts 5:12-16)
In the passages above we see that the Holy Spirit had equipped the Apostles with the same miraculous powers that Jesus displayed during His time on Earth. Even Peter’s shadow heals the sick. The Apostles always knew where their strength came from. Even when they were just disciples, the original twelve had been able to go out and heal in the name of Jesus. Now they had been blessed beyond their wildest expectations.
God equipped another group with what many feel are superpowers, and America celebrates them today. Mothers around the world are given the much deserved spoiling and attention they earn all year long on this holiday. Women, throughout time, have had the supernatural ability to grow and nurture a human being from creation to birth, undergoing a radical transformation of their body and establishing a lifelong connection with their children. Then comes the delivery and pain a man will never understand or have to endure. And childbirth is just the beginning of the adventure of motherhood. Next is the days and weeks of little-to-no-sleep. The change in hormonal balance. The feedings and diapers. The countless hours of trying to teach a little human how to be human and thrive in the world. Mother’s have healing powers over boo-boo’s with just their kiss. They can transcribe the tongues of toddlers and understand babble the normal passerby hears as only gibberish. They teach a creature that just wants to eat, sleep, and poop, how to walk, talk, and poop in the proper facilities. Mothers are the saints and apostles that shape every new life and generation. They hold the keys to laying the foundation of their children’s lives. So today, as we celebrate all the Mothers of the world, let us pray for them. Let us pray that they focus on their children and raise them with discipline and with Christian values. Let’s pray these Mothers find peace and sanity and properly balance their personal time with that needed to invest in their child’s life. Let’s pray these Mothers remain happy and achieve a lasting, lifelong relationship with their children. Let’s pray that these Mothers feel appreciated like never before as they raise the strongest, greatest generation to ever set foot on this Earth, one that will carry the flame of revival into the future and bring this world back to Christ.
Reading plan: Acts 10
Deeper reading plan: Nehemiah 9, 10
Prayer and meditation: Pray for Mom’s around the world. Pray they pour into their children the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Let us continue to pray for the sick, pray for the lost and their loved ones. Pray for redemption for this lost world. Pray for a reviving rattle to shake COVID off this planet. And continue to pray for all those in medical professions, grocery stores, supply chain operators, first responders, and the amazing teachers still doing all they can to teach the students they love so much. Pray for all the businesses trying to recover and keep their associates able to provide for their families. Pray that the world can reopen without a surge of new COVID outbreaks. And pray that the world has undergone a lasting change and the flame of revival has been lit!
Fitness challenge: Rest
Worship and Praise: It’s another streaming-service Sunday.