This week we’re doing a series in honor of Mother’s Day entitled, “Rise and Be Honored.” We have all seen it depicted that when a man or woman comes into the throne room of a King, they show honor by kneeling. When the King chooses to honor the one before them, he tells them to rise.
It is with this in mind that we named our series as we did. We feel God, our King, wants to show honor to women this week. We believe He wants to validate stories and bring recognition to moms, and women, everywhere. Each day we will highlight a new group of moms, both physical and spiritual – those who have celebrated and those who have grieved over those they mother. We hope you will join us by giving honor to the women in your life as well.
We also have a fantastic giveaway with lots of new prizes each day. Make sure to honor the women in your life in the comments below and on our social media profiles.
It’s going to be an exciting week! We hope you will join us!
Day 1: Moms Who Have Adopted
Adoption isn’t a man-made creation or simply a beautiful idea some good-hearted person once had. Adoption is the very fabric of our redemption story in Christ. Christ, our redeemer, gave the ultimate price – himself – to redeem us from sin and torment. Jesus paid this price so we could be given a new family, a new name, and a new story. God has given you and me the very same rights and privileges of His natural born heir, Jesus. Incredibly, God sees no difference in our standing with Him. We are equally welcomed close. We have been adopted.
To the mother who has adopted a child, this is what we see in your story. You paid a great price to redeem a child back and each day we watch redemption unfold in the telling of your story. It might not always feel holy to you, but we believe it is.
So, in honor of our Mother’s Day series, Seeds Family Worship would like to say, “Rise, and be honored.” Thank you for obeying God’s voice and saying, “yes.” We know your yes requires you to be uncomfortable at times while loving this precious one deeply. You opened your life, your home, and your heart while doing this incredibly holy thing -redeeming the life of a child.
We know you have many, many good days. That you have amazing days with giant victories. We know you have hard days too. We know we don’t always understand the struggles you and your children face and plain ignorance can make people say unkind things or overlook your unseen needs. But, we know what you do is holy – set apart, sacred, and intense. We believe in what you are doing.
We also believe this holy thing you do isn’t just for you or your children. It’s for all of us. We need a world where the life of a child is valuable and worth redeeming. Champions who lay their lives on the line and go to great lengths to love deeply. We need your story to be the physical reminder of our own story with God our Father.
What you do makes a difference.
We would also like to take a moment and honor one of our own, Jessica Morlan. Many of you know Jessica because you have watched her on stage leading you at Seeds worship events. She and her husband, Phillip, adopted two amazing boys and live this life of redemption in front of us daily. Jessica is a great champion to those of us who know her and we are so thankful for her. Happy Mother’s Day, Jessica. We love you!