Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Happy Mother’s Day!

on May 11, 2015

Psalm 78:4- “…tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.”

When a woman gives birth to a baby, she may become a mother by definition, but in my opinion it is those things she does after the birth that make her a real mother.

The jobs she does and the roles she plays are endless: she nurtures her children, provides for their physical needs, protects them, admonishes them, feeds them,  teaches them, and prays for them—just to name a few.

According to the Bible, one of the most important things a mother does is to help her husband with the spiritual training of their children. Both parents are to “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6); and Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.(Deuteronomy 11:18-19).

It takes time, patience, and perseverance to be a mother. It takes knowing that this role is one held in highest esteem by our heavenly Father. We may be employed outside of the home, but it is our role as mothers that is our highest calling here on earth. It is as we model what God expects of us as mothers, that our own daughters will grow up to do the same. And, likewise generations after them.

We set aside a special day of each year to honor mothers, as well we should.

However, long after the box of chocolates has been eaten, days after the flowers have wilted, mothers will be back at work taking care of their families.

Whoever said “A mother’s work is never done” was right. But those of us who truly enjoy motherhood can honestly say that it is the little things of everyday life that bring us the most joy: the smiles on their faces as they eat a homemade chocolate chip cookie, the warmth of their bodies as they snuggle close for a bedtime story, and the hugs they shower on us, unexpectedly, for no special reason at all.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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