Christianity Today has some more thoughts on celebrating Mother’s Day at church. It is so important that as worship leaders we understand the broad range of emotions that are present in our people on Mother’s Day (and every Sunday, for that matter).
I think Isaiah models the sensitivity we should have when approaching Mother’s Day.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”
God upholds motherhood as the highest standard of human love with he rhetorical question “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast?” But then with his next words, “Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” He acknowledges that sometimes even a mother’s love can fail. Only God can can love us perfectly.
That’s a message of hope for everyone who comes to church on Mother’s Day.