by John Barnett

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Mary: Mother of James (3 of 38)
John Barnett
Luke 1:26-28

Chuck Swindoll is his classic book, You and Your Child (2) writes these words,

''She cooks, she cleans, she comforts, she corrects. She has six pairs of hands and eyes in the back of her head. Mother.

For some, this word conjures up images of June Cleaver, complete with lace apron and pearls -- singing lullabies, baking brownies, kissing away a child's hot tears. Others envision the Erma Bombeck model, who drives a wood-paneled station wagon and whose hobby is dust. Whatever the type, no one has more influence than a mother. For better or worse, she will forever impact the life of her child.

Tough and tender, wise and warm, a mother must be all things to all her family ... at all times. That's quite a job description, and anyone who is a mother or has watched one in action knows there's no career more demanding or more endangered in today's society.

One thing is for certain on this Mother's Day - either you have a mother or you are a mother. So this morning I am sharing what can potentially touch more of you than nearly any other topic I could share.

First, If you have a mother (and we all do) you can show your love for her whether she is present, alive or has passed away from either your life or this world. How? I'll show you from God's Word!

Second, if you are a mom (new, not so new or grand) you can learn about how to be an ever better mother (or grandmother) whether your children are here or there or no longer even in your life or on this world!

Mary the Mother of Jesus

This morning may I introduce you (or reintroduce you) to Mary , the mother of James and Jesus!

Who is presented as the most honored woman in the Bible? Say it with me - Mary
Who was chosen out of all the women in the whole world to raise God's Son? Mary
Who is the greatest living, breathing example of Proverbs 31 in ordinary everyday life? Mary
Without exception who is probably the most beloved an ...

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