We will praise God today for our Godly mothers. Every ministry of our church is represented by the mothers of our church except for the Deacon Body and Men’s Ministry. Even in those ministries, the influence of our mothers influence happens as our Deacons care for the fellowship of our church family and our Men’s Ministry attends to its work to lead men to be growing in their relationship to God’s word and each other. Mother’s make a profound difference in the life of our church by their compassionate touch and caring example.
The Bible teaches us to, “My Son, 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 6:20-21)
A four year old boy was about to have his fifth birthday. On the night before he was to turn five, his mother asked him, “Tonight when you go to sleep you’ll be four. Do you know how old you will be in the morning?”
The boy had spent the entire year holding up four fingers every time someone asked how old he was. He was excited to add his thumb to the equation saying, “Mom, tonight I have four years old and tomorrow I will be a handful.” What kind of handful would we be without the love and nurture of our wonderful mothers?
Someone has said about the influence of Godly mothers, “Their children are inseparably tied to them by a ‘BIBLICAL’ cord.”
My mother put her love of the Bible and her devotion to making it a daily part of her life into my heart. She helped me memorize important passages of scripture. She would reward me with ice cream or some small treasure when I would memorize and recite a passage for her.
I heard about a child that attended his first wedding. After the ceremony, the mother asked the child, “Do you know how many wives you can marry according to the Bible?”
The child said, “Sure mom, the Bible says you can marry sixteen.”
Mother gasped saying, “Where do you get that?”
Her little one said, “Mom, it’s easy, all you have to do is add it up. Like the preacher said, “4 Better, 4 Worse, 4 Richer, and 4 Poorer. That adds up to 16.”
Today, as we honor the mothers of our church and give thanks to God for all the good they do, let’s pledge ourselves to help them make God’s word come alive in the hearts of their children. Let’s help carry the burden of teaching children and training them to become followers of Jesus. Let’s pray and ask God to help us increase their appetite for the scriptures. In order to do that, you have to increase your own hunger for God’s word. You can’t teach it, if you don’t read it. You cannot lead someone to love the Bible when you neglect your own devotion to study it. Make the Bible a priority today so our children will give it first place in their lives tomorrow.