The Perfects Gifts for Any Lady

May 8, 2016 ()

Bible Text: John 19:26–27 |

    John 19:26–27

    26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

    27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

    Every Woman Should Regularly Receive These Gifts

    Exodus 20:12

    12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

    1. Every Woman Needs the Gift of Affirmation and Acknowledgement

    Proverbs 31:28

    28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    1 Peter 3:7

    7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

    1. Every Woman Needs the Gift of Affection

    Ephesians 4:32

    32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

    1. Every Woman Needs the Gift of Attention

    1 Corinthians 7:2–3

    2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

    1. Every Woman Needs the Gift of Appreciation

    Proverbs 31:28

    28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    Free Verse I Read Sunday (http://timewarpwife.com/open-letter-pastors-non-mom-speaks-mothers-day/)

    To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

    To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

    To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

    To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

    To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

    To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

    To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

    To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

    To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you

    To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

    To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst

    To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be

    To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths

    To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you

    To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

    To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart

    And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

    This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

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