by Daniel Rodgers

A Mother's Faith
Dan Rodgers
Sunday, May 14, 2006

HUMOR: Today is Mother's Day—a time to talk about moms and their kids. There is nothing that can compare with the relationship a mother has with her little boy or girl. Dads love their children just as much, but they always seem so busy with outside things. And when they do take the time, they like to do the big stuff—go to the zoo, take the son fishing or hunting or teach him how to fly a kite, but mothers do all the little insignificant things like; give birth, change diapers, wash their clothes, give them a bath, feed them, take them to school, sit by their bed when they are sick, place Band-Aids on the knees when they fall, and dry their eyes when they cry.

The truth of the matter is moms know the kids better than dads. Who is it they call for when they need something? They call on the one who tends to be more compassionate and sympathetic…it's not usually the dad.

One summer evening, during a violent thunderstorm, a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice,

"Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.

"I can't dear," she said.

"I have to sleep in Daddy's room." A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:

"The big sissy."

HUMOR: Kitty said while she was in Georgia visiting Brad and Dana and the kids, they had a thunderstorm. Little Brianna is only two years old ( but going on six). There was a flash of lighting, followed by the sound of thunder. She ran across the living room floor with both hands in the air: "Run for your life; run for your life."

There is never a dull moment around children.

TEXT: Matthew 15:21-28

This verse of Scripture gives us the account of a mother's faith. The Lord has recorded for us a record of the accomplishment of one mother's faith in God.

When we think of people who live by faith, we admi ...

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