Seize the Moment – Day 23

Thank God for Moms!

Matthew 20


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church. Today is Thursday, April 9


I learned a valuable lesson about moms when I was the principal of Sunnyvale Christian School in California. We had over 200 students, which meant that I had a lot of moms to deal with. I learned that moms are designed by God to protect and advocate for their children. As a principal I had to learn how to wisely navigate this reality with truth and grace. I’m still alive and most of my scars from those 5 years are the type you can’t see. So, praise God, I consider that a win!


In Matthew chapter 20, verses 20-21, listen to a conversation between a mom and Jesus about her two sons:


Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”


Great job mother of the sons of Zebedee! Moms, keep protecting, supporting, and advocating for your kids… Pray God’s richest blessings on them!


I love my mom! She’s the best! Thank you mom for giving me life, protecting me, and for being my greatest supporter.


Seize the moment and call your mom today and say, “Thank you!” Say a prayer for your mom and bless her. If your mom is no longer with us, say a prayer thanking God for her. And to all the moms out there: Thank you! You know what to do, get to praying for those kiddos of yours… we never get too old to need your love and support.   


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