Sermon: “Motherhood in Hard Times” from Dan Mitchum

Dan Mitchum - May 14, 2023

Motherhood in Hard Times

Today we’ll celebrate the mothers in our lives. While Mother’s Day is a time of rejoicing for some, others see it as a reminder of an unfulfilled desire or dream. While the Bible certainly affirms moms, it doesn’t present a fairy-tale version of womanhood or motherhood. For example, Ruth was left childless and widowed at a young age. Rachel, Hannah, and Sarah were infertile. Eve and Mary grieved the death of their sons under terrible circumstances. The prodigal son acted with blatant disrespect toward both of his parents. The women and moms in Scripture experienced some of the same sorrows moms in our church have experienced. Jochebed was a mother who raised her son, Moses, during a very difficult period of history. She, like all Hebrew mothers, was ordered by the king of Egypt to give their newborn sons over to be killed. However, instead of fearing Pharaoh, Jochebed chose to fear and follow God. And as a result, Moses became one of the greatest emancipators and leaders the world has ever known. Join us as we explore how Jochebed’s faith marked her motherhood.

Scripture References: Exodus 2:1-10

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