Let us take some time today to honour our mothers and grandmothers.

God’s Word speaks highly of mothers who raise children and guide their families in a righteous manner. We read in Proverbs 31 how a virtuous and godly wife and mother is honoured by their husband and her children.

I would like to dedicate this song “Mother is Best. 妈妈好。“, an old favourite, to all Great mothers around the world. All mothers are Great.

世上只有妈妈好,有妈的孩子像个宝,投进妈妈的怀抱,幸福享不了。

没有妈妈最苦恼,没妈的孩子像根草,离开妈妈的怀抱,幸福哪里找?

世上只有妈妈好,有妈的孩子不知道。要是他知道一梦里也会笑!

Mother is best in all the world. A mother’s child is precious pearl, held close to her in boundless joy.

A mother-less child is like a leaf of grass, wind-tossed far from happiness.

Mother is best; her children are blessed. If only they knew the half of it, they’d be counting their blessings in their sleep.

Today, let us have this prayer for our mothers:

“Dear Lord, I give you thanks for my mother. She bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. No one delighted in my successes more than she. No one could comfort me better than she. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me. Please bless her and strengthen her. On this Mother’s Day, give my mother the spiritual graces and spiritual wisdom she most needs and desires. Help her to grow in faith and in love. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

I wish all mothers that they have a “Blessed Mother’s Day!”

I also take this day to remember my mother, my mother in-law and my lovely sister – all of them are no longer with me.