Mothers: The Deliverers Of Life

While God creates life he selected Mothers to deliver life.

Mary the Mother of Jesus celebrates her role in delivering life in the verses of Luke 1: 46-55 when she says:
“The Lord has looked on me, His servant-girl and one who is not important. But from now on all people will honor me. He Who is powerful has done great things for me.”

God has selected mothers to deliver life:

However a mother does not have to birth the child to deliver life to a child

– The Reverend Gloria Wicker has been a spiritual mother to me. Delivering life in how to be a pastor.

– Mrs. Fedora Patterson has been a neighborly mother to me. Delivering life in proving a home away from home. Along with candy to me and all of my siblings as we grew up next door.

– Mrs. Jamie Fuller has been a mother of confidence for me. Delivering a belief in me at time in my life when I had little belief in myself.

God has selected mothers to deliver life:

However a mother does not have to birth the child to deliver life to a child.

MaryMary Fanroy-Milton is the aunt of my daughter in law Erika. Although Mary never gave birth to a child she has delivered life to others.

Mary was killed last week in an auto accident but she had made the decision to be an organ donor.

After her death her heart was rushed to the airport for transplant to a deserving patent. A helicopter and several other planes were on hand to rush her remaining organs to other folks in need.

According to Mary’s sister Laura Witherspoon, because of Mary’s generous gift, she has delivered life to 6 people.

God has selected all of us to deliver life:

The National Organ Transplant Fund reports:
• 22 people die every day while waiting for a transplant.
• 1 organ donor can save 8 lives and change the lives of more than 50 people.
• Almost anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age or medical history.
• All major religions in the U.S. support organ donation.
• Donors can still have open casket funerals, and organ donation doesn’t cost the donor’s family any money.
• If a person is hospitalized, the medical staff provides the best possible care, regardless of organ donor status. Donation is only considered after a patient has died.
• Donors are needed for all races and ethnic groups. Transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background.
• Signing the back of your license or a donor card is not enough. To officially register as an organ donor got to to register.

God has selected all of us to deliver life:

John 15:13 tells us that “The greatest love people can show is to die for their friends.”

Mary3Mary Fanroy-Milton has demonstrated that all of us Mothers, Fathers and people who have never had children can be delivers of life.

On this Mother’s Day, I hope that you will honor Mary as we obey the command of John 15:13 and show the greatest love by becoming an organ donor.

For God blesses those who deliver life.

The Greatest Love

John 15:13 tells us that “The greatest love people can show is to die for their friends.”

Fort Valley State University, a small historically black school located in central Georgia is grieving the death of Donnell Phelps. The 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed as he came to the defense of three young women who were being harassed by the alleged suspect.

Donnell laid down his life for his friends

This verse in the Gospel of John “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one`s life for his friends” (John 15:13). tells us a lot about God`s love:

However, many people interpret this verse to mean that you must do as Jesus and Donnell did in the sense of actually dying for others.

This is not the crux of what this verse means although in rare occasions, as we witness with Donnell, God might call someone to die so that someone else could know Jesus.

What the verse really means is this: Laying down your life for others is putting them first and making their needs more important than your own.

The verse is about being selfless and sacrificial in our actions towards others rather than selfish.

In another verse in in John tell us this: “These things I command you, that you love one another” (John 15:17).

By seeking to show love to our friends, family and those who also know Jesus, we reveal love to those who don`t know Him. Our love bears testimony of His life.

In John chapter 13, we find the passage where Jesus washes His disciples` feet. He tells us that this is an example of how we should treat one another:

“For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” (John 15:15).

Again, this does not mean we need to wash people`s feet although, God could ask that of us. Washing feet in those days was part of the culture since people wore sandals and their feet became dirty after walking.

What it means for us today is that God wants us to serve other people, to honor and esteem them above ourselves. When we do this, we show God`s love as we lay down our life for others.

“The greatest love people can show is to die for their friends.”

Today to honor young Donnell and to show our love for Jesus. Let’s go out of our way to lend a hand to those in need, to show compassion even to those who do not deserve it, and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Donnell Phelps has set the example that as disciples of Jesus we must give greater love.