Since time immemorial, the maternal figure has constantly played an important, if not, the important role in the family. Often the silent, yet solid support for their loved ones, there is nothing quite like a mother’s great love.
Over the weekend of 9 to 10 May, 2009, the awesome women to whom all of us literally owe our existence were given due honor during City Harvest Church’s (CHC) Mothers’ Day Celebration.
Taking place in the various services at two locations, Singapore Expo Hall 8 and in 1 Jurong West Street 91, mothers of all ages (even grandmothers and great-grandmothers) were in for a treat. The highlight of the day was a heart-warming drama performed by the CHC drama ministry, chronicling a mother’s emotional experience from pregnancy to childbirth, and eventually watching their precious ones leave the nest to form their own families.
The congregation, especially the mothers, was moved to tears and much laughter as well, as the story tugged at their heart-strings. First time visitor, Tan Soo Kee, 57, a mother of three sons, was one of the many mothers who were tearing with emotion during the whole service.
Said Tan, “I’m really happy that my daughter-in-law brought me here today. I find the drama really moving. The people here are really sincere and warm. I’m enjoying myself!”
After the drama, all mothers were given a Mother’s Day gift of a S$10 voucher from Attributes Bookstore, making it the icing on the cake for the delighted mothers.
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Derek Dunn delivered a sermon on the three characteristics of a godly woman, and compared how God’s great love was like that of a mother’s for her children. During the altar call, it was not just mothers, but many people of different ages that went forward to receive Jesus, to experience more of the selfless love from God that surpasses even a mother’s love for her child.
Goh Mui Hinn, 62, a mother of three, attended the service with her eldest son Jun Long and found her second visit to CHC more memorable than previously. “I’m really impressed by the service and the drama as well,” said Goh enthusiastically. “I would like to visit more often if I have the time.”
Christine Low, 29, a member of CHC who attended the service with her husband and 10 month old baby boy in tow, summed up what many mothers would agree on. She says, “The drama was very real, and the things shared were very relatable. I could definitely identify with some of the experiences, and I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of the years with my family in future!”
Judging by the many positive reactions of the mothers that attended the weekend celebration, it is evident that being a mother is an incomparable joy, and that their love for their families is truly admirable.