May 2021

MAY: A MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE The month of May is a special month. First it is the month in which we honor our mothers with a special day of remembrance and celebration. I like what Winston Churchill once said about mothers: “An ounce of mother is worth several pounds of sermons.” The counsel of a godly mother has served to guide more than a few wayward souls back upon the right path of responsible living. We would do well to remember the words of Proverbs 31:
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Prov 31:27-30).
May is the month in which we say to the women of influence in our lives, thank you.
May is also the month in which we remember with the deepest appreciation those men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our nation. Many are the memorials in our nation’s capital that herald the sacrifice and service rendered to our nation by those who have served in the military. But the military is not the only place where people have sacrificed life and limb for the good of its citizens. Certainly 911 made us aware of that with so many “First Responders” giving their last breath to save others. In the midst of this Covid-19 crisis, we also render honor to the many medical workers, some of whom have given up their lives to minister to the sick.
May is a month in which we owe so much thanks to so many who have given so much to make it possible for us to continue living and striving to make our world a freer land, both from tyranny and from disease. Take time this month to thank God for these people, and whenever you can, thank them for their service.
Pastor Mike