Pastoral Reflection for 5.10.15
Sunday is Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me. My dad left when I was five years old, and I’m an only child. So you could say I’m a “momma’s boy,” but I suppose that’s by default. My mom is a special lady who was able to accomplish far more than what she gets credit for. Now I get the joy of celebrating Mother’s Day with my wife, who is also a special lady and deserves far more credit than what she receives! I praise God for both of these women, and I pray that my daughter may have the same privilege of being a mother one day.
Spend some time today praying to God - praising him for everything He has done in and through whatever motherly figure is in your life and asking him to bless her today.
I also want to highlight an important partnership that we have with a local non-profit called Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices (BCPC). BCPC exists to help individuals make informed decisions about unplanned or unwanted pregnancies and to help provide support after those decisions are made. This organization is unabashedly Christian and helps moms to maintain the lives of their unborn children while aiding them make appropriate plans to care for those children either themselves or by providing a safe home for the children through adoption.
Although we as a church contribute each year to BCPC out of our general fund, there are a ton of ways that we can support them more. One practical way that we can get behind them is through their annual “LoveLife 5K” on May 30. We have a team of people volunteering to work the food station at this event. So if you’re interested in helping with that, sign up at the connection table. Or you can decide to run the race and pay the registration fee that goes to their organization. Last year a CoaH member won the women’s race!
You can also check out their website at bostonpregnancychoices.org to learn more about how you can get involved.