THIS Sunday thousands of cards, bouquets of flowers and other gifts will be given to mothers all over our nation.
Mothering Sunday had been part of British culture but had fallen out of fashion at the beginning of the 20th Century, but a vicar’s daughter, Constance Penswick-Smith, decided to rekindle the interest, even writing a book called ‘The Revival of Mothering Sunday’.
Mother’s Day was an unrelated American event invented by Anna Jarvis who inspired Constance to revive the more religious Mothering Sunday over here.
Anna was very much against the commercialisation of the day and said: “A printed card means nothing except you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. Also you can take a box of chocolates to mother and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment indeed!”
The Bible has a lot to say about Mothers.
In one part God says, “A mother may forsake and forget her baby and have no compassion on the child she has borne but I will not forget you”.
And another place the Lord says, “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”
This is the God of Love, Joy and Peace who longs to meet us through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ and bring us that compassion and comfort that we need.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District