If you automatically double everything you tie,
You could be a mom.
If you find yourself humming the Barney song while you do dishes,
You could be a mom.
If you never go to the bathroom alone without some screaming just outside the door,
You could be a mom.
If you just bought a book titled "101 Easy Crafts To Do With Dryer Lint And Egg Shells",
You could be a mom.
If you are out for a nice dinner with your husband and suddenly you realize that, as you
were talking, you just cut his steak into tiny bite-sized pieces,
You could be a mom.
And finally,
If you were the last one to get a bath,
The last one to turn out the lights,
The last one to pick up the clutter,
The last one to get to bed, but the first one to get up,
Then you must be a mom.

Moms are special, that's for sure. And there is something special about a mother's ability to comfort.

There is a scripture in Isaiah 66:13 that says, As one whom his mother comforteth so shall I comfort you.

You know, Mother's Day is a hard day for some people. Not everyone had a caring mother. Not everyone
grew up in a Godly home. Some of us had Godly caring mothers but they are no longer with us, so Mother's
Day can be a hard day for some.

But, the Lord of Glory has said, "I will comfort you with a mother's comfort." That is powerful.

You know, it brought back a memory of a time when I laid in an ER with a badly broken body and nearly no
face, my throat was cut, my head was swollen. And my mom came in and kissed me and smiled, I don't know how, and said, "It's going to be alright. God will help us". The fear in me backed off. I believed my mother's words.

Now, my mom isn't here with me, but the Jesus she told about, the Savior she kept telling me of is. And He
has said, "I will comfort you with a mother's comfort."

You see, later in life I brought a badly broken life to Jesus and He said, "It's alright. I'll help you."

In Isaiah 49:14-16 the Word proclaims: 14 But Zion said, the Lord hath forsaken and my Lord hath forgotten me.

15 Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Yea, they may forget yet will I not forget thee
16 Behold I have graven thee upon the palm of my hands.

You know, whatever you are facing in life, there is one who hasn't forgotten you. And if you will let Him have
your burden He will carry it and give you rest. He can comfort you with a mother's comfort. He is able to
make the fear back off, if we listen to and believe His Words.

As one whom his mother comforteth so will I comfort you.
I want to encourage all you mothers and grandmothers here today who are teaching your children and grandchildren about Jesus. You are introducing them to a source of strength and comfort that will be there

in life for them after our presence is gone. Paul said to Timothy in II Timothy 1:3-7,

2ti 1:3 I thank God whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
2ti 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
2ti 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother
Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
2ti 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting
on of my hands.

Paul is speaking about a heritage that has been left to Timothy, a heritage more precious than diamonds and gold, a heritage that can carry you through when all the riches of this world cannot. It is the Heritage of Faith. The personal knowledge and relationship with the Savior who says, "As one whom his mother comforteth so

will I comfort you
." The One who can make the storm to be still, and the fear to back off, and the torment to stop.

Moms and Dads we have this opportunity to impart something to our children and grandchildren that will be there for them after we are gone.

There could be some here today who say, "I am not a mom." "I am not a dad." You still have an opportunity to change lives of young and old. Impart your faith. Share the news of Jesus with someone.

My life would have been very different and very sad today had it not been for mom and the other Christians
that took the time to speak to me and to teach me about Jesus.

Mom is no longer here with me.   My Sunday School teacher is no longer here. Brother Holter, who witnessed
to me years later is no longer here. But the Comforter they told me of, the friend they
introduced me to, the Savior who became my Lord, He is with me and will never leave me.

Be encouraged today. Your work, prayers, and efforts may seem to be unappreciated and unnoticed but you are doing something that will last. Poem: MOM

You painted no Madonnas on the chapel wall in Rome
But with a touch diviner you painted the walls of home
You wrote no lofty poems the world pronounces art
But with a nobler genius you put poems in my heart
You carved no shapeless marble to symmetry divine
But with a finer sculpture you shaped this soul of mine.

One last "You Could Be A Mom":
If you have ever thrown both hands in the air and said, "Why me?", only to hear a small voice answer,
"Because we love you the best", you could be a mom.

 Isaiah 66:13 , As one whom his mother comforteth so shall I comfort you