Whenever I teach or preach, at a church or other venue, if my mother is in the audience, I always acknowledge her and thank her for being the first bible I ever knew.
I honor my mother for teaching me about God, before I knew how to read or comprehend the Word of God. As a child, I remember my mom and I kneeling next to my bed, as she taught me the Lord’s Prayer and the “I Pray My Soul To Keep” prayer.
My mother is an example of someone who is sold out and devoted to God. Even when hardship and struggles come, the first thing my mom will say is, “I don’t serve a weak God. It will be ok.” My mom takes in people that others would close their doors to, because of their past and sometimes current actions. She believes the scripture that Jesus taught:
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The Final Judgment
31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory with all of his angels, he will sit on his royal throne. 32 The people of all nations will be brought before him, and he will separate them, as shepherds separate their sheep from their goats.
33 He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 Then the king will say to those on his right, “My father has blessed you! Come and receive the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world was created. 35 When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger, you welcomed me, 36 and when I was naked, you gave me clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in jail, you visited me.”
37 Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, “When did we give you something to eat or drink? 38 When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear 39 or visit you while you were sick or in jail?”
40 The king will answer, “Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.”
My mom understands that being a Christian is not always easy or convenient. One of the things that she always tells any guest that is struggling is, “My I suggest that you Try Jesus.”
My mom is 75 years old and today I just want to thank her for teaching me, when I was just a child, to “Try Jesus.”
I did momma… Thank you, for offering Christ.
So today, I extend the invitation to anyone that is at the end of their rope and themselves. In the words of my mother, “Try Jesus. May I offer Christ to you?”
I love you with an amazing and everlasting love.
Rev. Marcia Davis