Where would we be without the love and care of others? Without the love and care of our God, we would not have our Savior, Jesus, who has taken away our sins and given us the eternal inheritance of heaven. Without the love and care of the people God puts in our lives, we would be without many of the joys and kindnesses that brighten our lives.
As we approach Mother’s Day, we thank God for giving us a shining example of love and care. Growing up, it became a running joke that all my friends had this amazing ability to visit just when my mother was pulling a fresh batch of goodies out of the oven. My mother always overbaked all her specialties because she loved being able to treat any friend that came through the door. Not only did she put effort into caring for my family, but she used her extra time and energy to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m sure you can relate. Mother’s Day is a wonderful reminder that God is great and He provides for His people in so many ways.
God can provide love and care through you as well! Our ELS always collects a Mother’s Day Offering, which supports our ELS World Needs Fund. With this fund, we have been able to show God’s love and care by helping people overcome flooding in the jungle, offsetting the costs of medical emergencies in India, helping people pick up the pieces after a devastating hurricane, or just helping families get through a difficult time. With our offerings, we can extend our love and care for others far beyond our own reach. You may use the special online link on this page, direct your offerings through your church, or you may send your gift directly to the Synod:
ELS World Needs Fund
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
6 Browns Court
Mankato, MN 56001
Mother’s Day is a time to thank God for the love and care He provides through the moms in our lives. We also thank God and pray for the continued love and care He provides through the generous gifts from all of you. To God alone be all glory. Happy Mother’s Day!
-Pastor James Kassera