Exodus 20

12.  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


To Honor

Is a action word.  To Esteem, respect, reverence an give credit.  Reputation have a good name.  High rank.   A place of nobility.  Homage is a expression of high regard, respect and devotion.


If you want to be “specific” Mother’s are “horrific” which means they stands high above being “terrific”.


We salute and give tribute to mothers and motherhood everywhere.

And pause momentarily to reflect on mothers gone on before us.


We specially like to mention “Foster Mothers” who take on the care of other mothers kids.  Who invite and allow children from the neighborhood under their roof and treat them as one of their own. 


Or they take on the magnanimous responsibility of “adopting” a trouble mother’s child and “Caring” for it as their own.


There are three type of Mother’s.


THE EXPECTED  – like Mary the mother of Jesus.  She accepted it and expected it.

Luke 1

34.  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

38.  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.


THE UNEXPECTED  – like Sarah

16.  And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.



Genesis 17

17.  Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

 18.  And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

 19.  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.


9.  And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

 10.  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

 11.  Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

 12.  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

 13.  And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

 14.  Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

 15.  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

 16.  And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.


Genesis 21

 1.  And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

 2.  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

 3.  And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

 4.  And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

 5.  And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

 6.  And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

 7.  And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

 8.  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.


THE UNWANTED -   “Foster Care is God Care”


Exodus 2

1.  And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

 2.  And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

 3.  And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

 4.  And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

 5.  And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

 6.  And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

 7.  Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

 8.  And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

 9.  And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

 10.  And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.