Across the county motherhood will be celebrated on Mother’s Day. Mothers are the instrument that God has chosen to bring people in the world and to ensure the survival of the human race, although the birth rate in many nations is insufficient to keep population levels up and immigration is needed. The movie and biblical story of Noah has been in the public eye lately and we can be thankful that Noah’s sons brought wives onto the ark and not boyfriends or none of us would exist.
It was a woman who occasioned the entry of sin in mankind in the world, in the garden of Eden, and it was a woman who was used to bring the perfect cure for sin, Jesus Christ, into the world. In the Roman Catholic religion, Mary is celebrated as the “mother of God”. I do not believe this is correct as God has no mother. Mary had a beginning but God has no beginning. Mary was the instrument God used to bring Jesus Christ into the world. She is a blessed woman but she was still someone who sinned, as the Bible says, For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23.
After Jesus Christ, she had other children. He had at least four other brothers and he had sisters too. Mark 6:2 – 4 speaks of when Christ taught 2. And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, from whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Despite what religious people may think, Mary has no role on this earth and prayers to her are in vain. Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6 states that the dead do not know anything or have a “portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun” or in this world.
5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
As study after study has shown, the healthiest place to bring up children is in a family with a father and a mother and so this weekend the role that mothers play in families and in so many lives can be celebrated.