The Harvesters

Happy Mother’s Day




Ephesians 6:1-3   (NIV)

Children, if you want to be wise, listen to your parents and do what they tell you, and the Lord will help you. For the commandment, “Honor your father and mother’ is the first commandment with a promise.’

1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.   2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—   3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Exodus 20:12  (KJV)

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.   

In this well-known passage, children learn of the significant role that godly mothers have in our lives.  All of us — whether we are children or are raising them — we should remember to give honor to mothers and/or the mother figure in our lives.

The celebration of all mothers is observed on Sunday May 14, 2017. While, of course we honor mothers every day; this is the day especially set aside for moms- who are a source of kindness, righteousness, respect and devotion. We often refer to our mothers as pure and virtuous and we are encouraged to reflect upon the blessing of our mothers in our lives.

I would like to personally and publically acknowledge the impact of my dear Mother, Katie Parker on her children, grandchildren and all with whom she encounters.  She raised all of her children immersed in God’s Word and is a very kind, caring, passionate prayer warrior. I am among the blessed to have my mother still with us in North Carolina. For those of you who are waiting to reunite with your loved ones in Heaven, I have enclosed some lyrics from an old hymn for reflection:



How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream

When memory recalls them now and then

And with what rapture sweet my weary heart would beat

If I could hear my mother pray again

If I could only hear my mother pray again if I could only hear her tender voice as then

How happy I would be with who means so much to me

If I could hear my mother pray again

She used to pray that I on Jesus would rely and always walk the shining gospel way

So trusting still his love I'll seek that home above

For I shall meet my mother some glad day

If I could only hear my mother...

Written by Thomas A. Dorsey • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.


The Harvesters wish all Mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day surrounded by family and friends and God’s ever-present love and peace,

Danny Parker