Love is not a feeling. It’s more of what we DO about a feeling. Love is something to DO. You say you love your Mom? Well, what are you going to DO about it?
Some people would answer, I’m just going to keep receiving all the care and attention that come from her love for me. Let me ask you, “What does Mom get from your love for her?”
John 19:26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
For Jesus, it’s His time to die, but rather than concentrate on what He is going through, He is concerned for her. That’s the kind of love that God delivers through us. It goes beyond “feeling good” and is consumed in wanting to commit, to be loyal, to provide, to encourage, to demonstrate, and even to sacrifice to affirm our love.
Does that describe your love for your mother? For your kids, husband, wife, friends, siblings, parents? If not, there’s a whole universe of love yet to be explored.
This message will especially concentrate on Moms. We’ll talk about the way they get “worn out” and can’t do what they used to do. We’ll talk about the ways they get “overlooked” and taken for granted. But mostly, we’ll talk about what it means to say, “I love my Mom” and several important ways to demonstrate your love to the woman who has demonstrated love to you through all the years of your life.