Mother’s Day. The lesson on May 13, 2007 celebrates Mother’s Day with a lesson on Genesis 4:1-7 with the first children who were born and the first to celebrate having a mom. Genesis 4:1-4 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:” Derek shares his own experience with his mom who passed away this year. He expressed his concern that she was not saved but he knows that it’s not his job to judge if she was saved but it is the Lords. We don’t always have the ideal situation in families but God can heal a broken heart. Eve must have had a broken heart because one son killed the other. Cain was the one who committed murder and was then cursed and banished because of what he did. This must have weighed heavy on Eve’s heart. It started in Genesis 3:16 with the sentence passed on to Eve by God when she was tricked by the wiles of the devil “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” The woman started with sorrow by giving birth to Cain. Cain killed his brother Abel because he was an evil man as explained in I John 3:11-12 “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” A parent is supposed to raise up a child in the way he sould go… Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” The lesson that God wants mother’s to teach their children is that faith, hope, and love is found in God. The lesson ends by reading a poem entitled “A Mother’s Heart” by Jennifer Jones. You may also want to review all the lessons celebrating Motherhood.