On this Mother’s Day we want to say “thank you” to our mothers. We also recognize this day can be very difficult. I know this is one of the hardest days of the year for many women.

But as a church family, we want to celebrate all women in every stage of life. We have a gift for all our women after the service in the lobby.

We want every woman here to know that you are valued and loved in the body of Christ.

Our sermon this morning is entitled “A Mother’s Surprising Faith.”

I’ll read from Mark 7:24-30

And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.

For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.