To Our Moms!
Can you imagine life without moms? Life would be bland! Today- Mother’s Day, we honour our moms. How many times did she pick you up when you fell down? How often did she encourage you when you couldn’t see a possibility? How many moms courageously picked up the pieces when they were left to lead a household…on their own? How many of our moms have introduced us to Jesus…and modeled His character in their lives?
Look at what the bible tells us about the important place our mothers take in our lives. Proverbs tells us about the qualities of a good mother: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed.” Also, it says: My children, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
(Proverbs 31& Proverbs 6).
There are many examples of good moms in the bible. Here are two notable examples: Hannah the mother of Samuel, waited on God for him to give her a son. Hannah faithfully raised Samuel and God honored her faithfulness. Samuel, her son, over time became one of the greatest prophets of old. Then, there is Lois, who was the mother of Eunice, who was the mother of Timothy. Both Lois and Eunice are commended for their faithfulness to God. Paul encourages Timothy never to forget the influence of his mom and grandma. He writes: “I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). Common to all the examples mentioned, and all the others not mentioned is the desire to be faithful to God.
What qualities do you see in your mom? I am so thankful to my own mom, who has been and continues to be an example of godly goodness and love Over the years, she has injected steel into my soul. Today, while we remember moms, It is fitting that we should have a baptism of both mother and daughter. In our prayers today, we uphold Stephanie and Abigail as they begin their new relationship in Christ Jesus.
In the love of Jesus,