By Belinda Kpetsi
On this special day of Mother’s Day, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rev. Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso wishes all mothers around the world a Happy Mother’s Day.
He gave his definition for mothers as not just biological, but spiritual and mentioning mothers as well.
The Rev. quoted the Elders saying ”it takes one woman to give birth, but it takes a lot of people to raise the Child and it is in this context that he prays for God’s blessings over the many women out there, who are taking good care of children.
”It is a fact of life that, apart from God, we owe our mothers our own existence”, he noted.
”They were the first faces we saw when we were born. Our Mothers are imprinted on our hearts and souls”, Reverend Frimpong-Manso opined.
To all women who are taking care of other people’s children, mentoring other people’s children and attending to other people’s children the Reverend prayed for God’s blessings upon their lives.
”May the Lord meet you at the very point of your need, in some homes, some mothers are peeved and hurt, others have regretted giving birth or taking care of other people’s children, and some have even gone to the extent of cursing their own children”,
Reverend Frimpong Manso said it is time to let go of the hurt and forgive.
”…Am aware of sons and daughters who are groaning, with others holding grudges against their biological mothers, step-mothers, guardians or spiritual mothers”.
”We need to allow the peace of God to reign in our hearts.”,
Let’s all find places in our hearts to forgive and embrace each other, let all wounds be healed and let us forge together as one big family, Rev Fimpong Manso added.
He advised Mothers to do something unique and memorable.
If possible, make time to take them out; and ”please do not wait for Mothers’ Day before showing this gesture. Make it a regular feature. It is interesting to note that Ghanaians refer to Ghana as their motherland”.
The Superintendent urged everyone to extend the appreciation they have for their mothers to Ghana, in spite of the difficulties.