To all the ladies of BBC: words cannot describe my deepest sentiments of gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering dedication to your family and our Lord.  Truly there would be nobody here if not for our mothers.  Our families and churches would cease to exist.  But more than just giving birth is the unique, God-given love that only mother’s have for their children, family, and church family.  I praise the Lord for every lady that serves at BBC, who teaches, sings, cooks, leads a ministry, cleans, greets, works in the nursery, works on a bus, etc, etc, etc.  Thank you for your uplifting and encouraging spirit that you bring to our church family!  We could not live without you!

I praise the Lord that HE saved the best for last in creation.  The Bible says that the husband is the head of the wife, and I say that the wife is the golden diadem crown of the head.  The ladies are the beauty, the grace, the strength, the poise, and the spirit of the home and church.

I came across this poem this week.  It truly blessed my heart and reminded me much of my mother.  May we all show more of our thought and gratefulness to our mother’s this weekend.

The poem is entitled, “GOD’S HELPERS” by George Wiseman

‘God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby’s face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown;
Without providing for His own,
The outstretched arms of mother.

God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so He sent us mother.
And when our childhood days began,
He simply could not take command.
That’s why He placed our tiny hand
Securely into mother’s.
The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life’s sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
To love us still, was mother.
And when life’s span of years shall end,
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.’