Thinking about sermon ideas for Mother’s Day reminds me of simply wanting to show my mom how much I care about her. Reflecting upon my childhood, so many wonderful memories flood in when I think about my mom- her inflection and mannerisms, conversations, and remaining steadfastness even though my choices weren’t always on point. She reminded us to Whom we belonged– like every single day. What a gift she gave to us, her three girls. Watching Little House on the Prairie was one of the highlights of our week, and the “Country Girls” episode made us cry sweet tears.
Mary and Laura Ingalls were the new little girls in town and school. Their dresses were short and their writing and reading skills needed developing. But they had a Ma who helped them work through social angst with patience and grace, then realized she also needed to put into practice what she was instilling in them. The school open house meant that students would read an essay aloud. Ma sewed new dresses overnight for her daughters with the fabric purchased with the sale of her eggs, intending to make herself a dress. The girls were surprised and felt so special.
The time came for Laura’s essay, and she held her paper and captured the schoolroom’s complete attention with her heartfelt reading. Her parents recognized that she was not reading what she had written, gently spoke with her about it during their family picnic, and then encouraged her to go back to the school to show her teacher privately. Laura’s honesty and effort were rewarded as she had written the best she could about her topic- her mother.
Why did I just take you down my memory lane, you might wonder? It’s because when we recognize the love, sacrifice, and commitment of those with whom we have a relationship, our words don’t have to be perfect – and they won’t be. We care and want to express that care from the depths of our hearts. Sermons for Mother’s Day , and in general, have the biggest impact when they’re genuinely shared by connecting the Scriptures with personal experiences.
Mother’s Day sermon ideas focusing on the caring nature of God can be highlighted from the following passages:
- Luke 12:27-28– “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon, in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!”
- Deuteronomy 32:11-12– “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.”
- Psalm 121– I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
Mother’s Day sermons shouldn’t be centered completely around mothers. Yes, this is an opportunity to draw a comparison of a mother’s care to our Heavenly Father who is so, so good. And, it is also an opportunity to point us to who God is and to put our hope in Him. Bible Reasons shares, “God loves you so much, and He hasn’t forgotten you. He provides for the small animals, and He provides for the lilies of the field. How much more does He love you? How much more will He take care of you? Let’s look to the One who loves us more than anyone. Remember that the Lord is sovereign. He is our Provider, He is faithful, He is good, He is trustworthy, and He loves you deeply.”
Donna is ACS Technologies’ Chief Customer Officer. Her focus is on strategic planning and operations of the customer experience organization. This includes Implementation, Ministry Success, Learning, Training, and Customer Service. Donna’s focus and passion have always been for our ministry partners as she has worked in the service part of the organization her entire career. Donna joined the company in 1985 as a Customer Support Representative.