Greetings and Happy Mother’s Day from the Family Ministries Department of the Central Jamaica Conference.
On this Mother’s Day, we celebrate you with standing ovation and thunderous applause. A mother is the nearest thing to God you will ever find on this earth. As Ellen G. White states, “Next to God, the mother’s power for good is the strongest known on earth.”
Your love of, and particularly, for your children comes closest to God’s love for the world. You sacrifice yourself, putting your dreams and aspirations on the backburner, for the happiness and advancement of your family. There is NO sacrifice to great for your children.
You are your children’s biggest superhero, “You are like glue. Even when we can’t see you, you are still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale. Leroy Brownlow quips, “Mother is the heartbeat of the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.” A mother understands what a child does not say, and her hug lasts long after she lets go.
Finally, from an unknown writer, “Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.”
Happy Mother’s Day. May the grace of God continue to sustain you.
Dr Clifton Knight, J.P.,
Director, Family Ministries & Counselling Services