I’ve gotten a few questions about gifts ideas for mothers day ( which we will get to in a min.) and a few opinions about why christians should not celebrate mothers day and father’s day since it’s not given instructions or a day to celebrate in the Bible.
Before I give some great gift ideas I want to address these concerns/opinions and give my opinion from EBROOKLAEL.COM . I understand no specific day to do such event has ever been found in the Bible. Likewise, many will go on and say any set date to do such is a tradition originating from man’s own imaginary carnal thinking and findings.
True the Bible does not command us to dedicate a special day to honor our mothers, nor is there anything in the Bible to condemn it. What I have read is however, God does command us to honor and respect our parents.
You will find this as you read the Fifth Commandment, given in Exodus and Deuteronomy 5:16. This is reiterated by the apostle Paul, in Ephesians 6:1-3: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”
So you must pray and ask yourself, not anyone else but pray for YOU and the direction YOU should take, considering the pagan roots of the holiday, should you a christian celebrate Mother’s Day and or Father’s Day?
The key to why you should pray and get guidance for yourself is is found in Romans 14:5-8: “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
As Christians, we should be fully convinced that we are doing what God wants us to do. If we choose to celebrate Mother’s Day and or Father’s Day and we see nothing wrong with it, then we should celebrate with a clear conscience. If, however, celebrating is against one’s convictions, then celebrating is not appropriate. On the other hand, if one does not celebrate Mother’s Day or any other holiday for reasons of their on convictions, that is fine, as long as he/she does not become prideful, looking down on those who do celebrate.
Therefore, in my opinion I find nothing wrong with giving our parents special attention on these days.
Check out some great gift ideas I’ve pick out : )
- Give your best: it can be a letter, a card or even a hug. Just let them know you love them and make it memorable and special.
- Give your time: I’m sure restaurants and spas will be packed. I would suggest giving a mommy or daddy spa day gift card to use at a later date and spend time with them at home cooking them breakfast, lunch or dinner ( do at least 2) watching their favorite movies and rub their feet.
- Give her some stainless steel jewelry from our tarnish free collection: You don’t have to spend a lot of money on jewelry . You can get her some nice signature pieces at a great price and get 20% off from now until the day after mothers day when you use code “mommy”
It’s just that easy! Just show them you love them with words and actions.
Did you know You can serve God and have a love for fashion?
Just because you’re saved that doesn’t mean God wants you to dress hideous, uncomfortable or dress down all the time to prove you don’t have a love for materialistic things. Keep in mind, He called you His ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20-21) and you’re representing Him to the world just like you would represent your business, family or school. When you are representing something or someone important, you want to look your best and make an effort to be the best representative for that person or company; you want those who don’t know about what and who you’re representing to want to know and ask you questions so they can be a part of that winning team.
Likewise, as Gods ambassador, we need to understand clothes and appearance are powerful nonverbal communicators. Clothing can demonstrate your culture, mood, level of confidence, interests, age, authority, values and sexual identity. In oral forms of communication, the appearance of both the speaker and the surroundings are vital to the successful conveyance of a message. “Whether you are speaking to one person face to face or to a group in a meeting, personal appearance and the appearance of the surroundings convey nonverbal stimuli that affect attitudes—even emotions—toward the spoken words,” according to Murphy and Hildebrandt. Dressing appropriately for an occasion and using an open posture can improve the visual delivery of any speech.