DID YOU KNOW?
Mother’s Day was first recognized as a national holiday in 1914. After the death of her mother, Anna Jarvis wanted to establish a holiday to honor mothers because they were, in her eyes, “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” Anna lobbied before Congress for nearly a decade before President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day as national holiday. By the early 1920s, Hallmark was already selling cards!
Mother’s Day isn’t a celebration for everyone. Due to damaged relationships, unmet expectations, distance or loss, Mother’s Day brings the full range of emotions—from joy and gratitude to sadness and grief. 1 Corinthians 12:26 describes the church as one body with many parts and says, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” Within this church, we walk with each other through the peaks of celebration and the valleys of sorrow because we are one in Jesus.
INVITE YOUR FAMILY
Mother’s Day is one of the best opportunities to invite someone to your church. For BridgePointe, Easter is the only Sunday that is larger than Mother’s Day. Because it’s a day when people worship as a family, it provides a unique opportunity to introduce others to the hope and love of Jesus.
Moms, wives, children… make it your Mother’s Day request to bring your family with you. There’s no better gift you could give to your family or that your family could give to you.