Mother's Day — A Tradition That Affirms the Sexes
Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t acknowledge this special occasion? While it’s difficult these days to find much on which all Americans can agree, Mother’s Day is one exception. We all recognize this day. And while there are likely some instances where the memory of a mom may not be favorable, for the vast majority of us, it is.
We gladly celebrate that special lady, who is uniquely responsible for laboring to bring us into this world, and more than likely has played an overwhelmingly positive role in our lives. I know this is the case in my life. I am eternally grateful for my mother, her steadfast example, and prayerful support throughout my entire life.
But whether your memory of your mom is favorable or not, there is one reality that every American shares in common and on which we all agree. We all have a mother. And that mother was biologically a female. And she became a mother because of her union with a biological male, known as our father.
Now you may view all the preceding statements as not only obvious, but bordering on silly to recite. Who would take exception with the idea that you and I have a mother, that she is a female and that she became a mother because of the reproductive act she engaged in with your father?
One of our nation’s greatest documents, the Declaration of Independence, begins with the words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” and then it goes on to identify some clear and obvious truths. However, I’d like to recite those famous words in a slightly different context, as follows:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all mothers are female and you and I are the offspring of our mothers.”
Now, that’s not really hard to understand, if you’ve been through Biology 101. There are certain facts that all of creation affirms and are indisputable. One such fact is the difference between the two sexes, male and female. One other “self-evident” truth is the reality that when you and I were born, our DNA and our physical bodies attested to the fact that we were either 1) male, or 2) female. There were no other choices or options.
Lying in that crib for the first time, our mother had no doubt as to what she has just given birth. As she named you, cared for your little body, cuddled you to her breasts, and as she beamed the news of your birth to family and friends, she announced “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” She even likely dressed you in blue or pink, signifying the particular sex your Creator has established and she had affirmed.
But in spite of these indisputable facts, it has become politically correct, and culturally foolish, to defy “self-evident” truth. Our “progressive” culture lives to distort, destroy and reshape truth. But as hard as some might try, one cannot defy what is obvious. Regardless though, truth is under a continuous and unrelenting assault and the attempt continues to turn truth upside down. Consequently, truth-deniers continue to redefine what cannot be, suggesting that a woman can become a man, a man can become a woman (as in Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner), a husband can be a woman, or a wife can be a man.
Changing a name does not change a self-evident truth, just as the tyranny of slavery did not diminish the truth that “all men are created equal.” In God’s eyes, the man with brown skin, brought over in a slave ship from the continent of Africa, was equal in value to the ruthless master who treated his slave as less than human. The fact that society ignored and trampled on the “self-evident” truth that both men were created equal in the eyes of their Creator did not revise such truth. And ultimately, culture was forced to acknowledge truth, although at an immense and tragic cost.
So as we remember Mother’s Day, perhaps this is one time when those who would seek to defy “self-evident” truth are in fact affirming that truth, at least for a day. And at a time when the progressive onslaught continues to gain speed and momentum, perhaps we can relish in this one small victory, even if the other side is unaware or unwilling to acknowledge our victory.