Where would the church be without the compassion and love of committed mothers?
How would we ever grow and be nurtured without the determination of mothers to grow their children like the Bible says, “…in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52)?
When Jesus loved on children saying, “Suffer the children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:14), He was talking primarily to the disciples who were trying to keep them away from Jesus. However, it was the mothers who brought them to where Jesus was in the first place. It was my mother who insisted that I be brought to church. My dad wanted the same thing, but it was mom who did the work. She was the one who made sure I was washed, dressed, fed, and ready in time for church.
Remember what the angel said to Mary, Jesus’ mother?
He said, “Do not be afraid Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end” (Luke 1:30-33). While not every mother is charged with the responsibility to give birth to and raise God’s one and only Son, all are blessed with the opportunity to birth and raise children who will one day become sons of God through faith in Jesus. Mary got the ball rolling and today our mothers keep the ball rolling.
Where would we be today without godly mothers who insured that we would become the children of God?
We honor and revere our Godly mothers today. Not all children in the world are as blessed as we are to be brought up in the faith of a mother who knows Jesus and loves Jesus. If more mothers were like our mothers, the world would be a much better place.
What would have happened if more mothers in Russia would have been mothers of faith like our mothers?
What would our own country be like if faith and love for Jesus had been the theme on which more mothers raised their children?
Remember that old song:
Homes where the mothers in caring quest;
Strives to show others your way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honored guest;
God give us Christian Homes.
We praise God for our mothers today. We pray for our homes that reflect the faith of our mothers. There is much in our culture that fights against the faith of our mothers. They have a hard task. We pray that our mothers will be strong and courageous. We pray that God will be with them and grant them success in building His Kingdom within their own homes.