I recently saw a movie where a pregnant woman finds a super-villain, follows him on a high-speed car chase, and then defeats him and his minions.

And she did it all while she was in labor!

But even regardless of what the movies say, moms are definitely superheroes.

In this image, the mother panda is holding her baby, and there is light shining on them, even in the midst of darkness.

I see a lot of darkness. But I also get to see some of the brightest light, especially among heroic Christian ministries working in East Asia.

There are so many things to celebrate on Mother’s Day. But please remember and keep in your prayers the millions of mothers who are separated from their children because of harmful economic policies (throughout much of rural China and Southeast Asia), and because of ethnic and religious discrimination (especially in Xinjiang).

Of course, more than any other issue, my heart is burdened today for the countless millions of mothers in Asia whose children were stolen from them by abortion. Uncountable millions of women cannot celebrate Mother’s Day today, because of unjust laws and social norms.

But today it is our hope that every mother experiences abundant blessings from God, firm support from her family, and joyful affirmation from society.

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” (Proverbs 31:31)

Joe Woodard
Asia for Life