The Sacrifices of Our Mothers

Posted on 12 May 2019, Pastor: Tolu Makinde
Title: The Sacrifices of our Mothers
Text: Mark 7:24-30
[Mar 7:24]  From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to knowit, but He could not be hidden.
[Mar 7:25]  For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.
[Mar 7:26]  The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
[Mar 7:27]  But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
[Mar 7:28]  And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
[Mar 7:29]  Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
[Mar 7:30]  And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
  • Mothers make sacrifices every day for the sake of their children and their home
  • This woman refused to leave Jesus Christ until her daughter was made whole
  • From this story, we want to review some characters of our mothers.
Main Topic
Characteristics of our mothers:
  • Our mothers are wise
    • v27 – Any man would have been angry at this statement
    • She responded with wisdom
  • Our mothers are patient
    • She was ready to stay there for as long as it took for her daughter to be healed
  • Our mothers are persistent
    • She kept asking Jesus to heal her daughter
  • Our mothers are loving and caring
    • It was the mother’s love that compelled this woman to come to Jesus 
  • Our mothers make sacrifices
    • This woman sacrificed her dignity for her daughter to be made well
  • Our mothers work hard – they have several specialties
    • If we read between the lines, one can tell she must have been a hard worker
  • Our mothers follow Jesus
    • I’m sure the woman became a follower of Christ from that day
    • Luke 8:1-3
      • [Luk 8:1]  Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, [Luk 8:2]  and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, [Luk 8:3]  and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.
Other Mothers in the Scriptures
  • In 1 Kings 3:16-22, the real mother was ready to let go of the child for the survival of the child
  • In 2 Kings 6:25-29, the real mother was not ready to cook her son to be her next meal.
  • Exodus 2:1-3, Moses’ mother risked her life to save the life of Moses.
  • In 1 Kings 17:12 – The widow of Zarephath was ready to share her last meal with her son.
  • In 2 Kings 4:1 – the widow cried out before they could take her sons to become slaves.
  • Mothers, without you, life will be very difficult
  • We commend and appreciate all that you do
  • The sacrifices you make on a daily basis for the sake of your family is not unnoticed
  • We may not say thank you enough, but please keep doing what you are doing
  • You will eat the fruit of your labor in Jesus name
  • May the good Lord crown you with glory in Jesus name.