May 08 2022
Today, Sunday May 08
Happy Mother’s Day
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: "Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Happy Mother’s Day! In my Pastor’s Chat video today, I discuss Revelation chapter 10, but in this blog, I want to take time to honor our mothers. I have been especially blessed with two of the greatest mothers in the world in my own life. My own mother Albertina Koslovsky Grooms, and my wife Edith, the mother of our children and Nana of our grandchildren.
You might have noticed from time to time a small index card on the desk behind me next to the lamp. It has on it a handwritten prayer that my mother wrote years ago. Her prayer was: “That Mike may be filled with the knowledge of His will in wisdom and spiritual understanding, being fruitful every good work, to be strengthened with all might to His glorious power”. This prayer card was recently found in one of my mother’s Bibles. My mother loved the Lord and prayed for all five of her children. But I feel especially honored that we found this specific and personal prayer that she prayed for me and took the time to write and record it on this card.
Mothers, there is no greater legacy and gift that you can give to your children than your prayers along with a Godly life. Please take the time to pray for your children especially in these very difficult days in which we live.
My mother went to be with the Lord October 11, 2018, and we all missed her very much. She was an awesome grandmother and great-grandmother too!
I also want to honor my beautiful and wonderful wife Edith on this special Mother’s Day! I’m convince the first thing that makes her such a great and wonderful mother is that she is an awesome wife! She prays for me, supports me, encourages me, corrects me, comforts me, assist me and maybe most of all, she forgives me often for all the foolish and dumb things that I do. And she is always there for me!
My wife, and the mother of our children, is also the reason we have been blessed with such wonderful children! She set an example before them of how to love others and accept them unconditionally. She showed them how to give up all the rights to yourself to serve and bless others. As a pastor’s wife, she was willing to give me up, and sacrifice her time with me, so that I could help and minister to other people.
If I have enjoyed any success as a pastor, it is because of the love, diligence, loyalty and prayers of both my wife, the mother of our children, and my mother! Both of these awesome women have sacrificed their entire lives for the sake of Christ and the Gospel! They both truly and completely fit the description of the Godly Woman in Proverbs 31, and today deserve to be praised and to be blessed!