Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
May 10, 2009
1. A Burdened Mothers’ Complication!
A) Logistically Outcast
B) Spiritually Downcast
2. A Broken Mothers’ Frustration!
A) The Fact of Being Rejected
B) The Fear of Being Removed
3. A Bold Mothers’ Determination!
A) The Position she was Willing to Assume
B) The Provision she was Waiting to Accept
In response to a letter-writing campaign, organized by Anna Jarvis, designed to give special attention to mothers; on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the 2nd Sunday of May National Mothers' Day as a "public expression of...love and reverence for the mothers of our country."
John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States, said, "All that I am my mother made me."
Dwight L. Moody, the famed evangelist, declared, "All that I have ever accomplished in life I owe to my mother."
Napoleon, who was elected the emperor of France on May 18, 1804, said, "Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons."
Henry Ward Beecher, one of America's most notable preachers of the past, once said, "The memory of my sainted mother is the brightest recollection of my early years."
James Garfield was elected the 20th President of the United States in November 1880. His first act after being inaugurated president of the United States was to stoop and kiss his aged mother who sat near him.
They say that man is mighty,
He governs land and sea.
He wields a mighty scepter,
On lower powers than he.
But mightier power and stronger,
Man from his throne has hurled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
Howard Johnson expressed it this way:
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll ...
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