As the living Father sent me and I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will also draw life from me. (John 6:57).
On This Date…
On May 9, 1914, 100 years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution for a national day to honor mothers – Mother’s Day.
It was on May 9, 1905, that Mrs. Anna Reeves Jarvis died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On May 9, 1907, her daughter arranged a gathering in her home to remember and pray for her mother, who had been a Sunday School teacher at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virgnia.
The first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day was West Virginia. The first public celebration of Mother’s Day took place on May 10, 1908.
As we prepare for Mother’s Day this year on Sunday, May 11, let us remember and pray for our life-giving mothers who dedicate their lives to their children.
– Father McLaughlin