A Mother’s Day
Mothers of faith instill faith in their children and are
praised by God for their godly service (2 Tim. 1:5). As we
honor our mothers today, please notice some of the things
with which a mother’s day ought to be filled.
A mother’s day is…
…a day of joy. The day of giving birth to new life is a
great day of joy and gladness (Jno. 16:21). Yet, even while
motherhood brings joy it is also attended with sorrow. Mary,
the mother of Jesus, had great sorrow as she witnessed her
son Jesus being horribly mistreated (Lk. 2:34-35)
.…a day of love. Godly mothers seek the welfare of her
children before herself. She “watches over the ways of her
household” with love (Prov. 31:27). Blessed is the family
whose mother wraps her children in the security of warm
affection and constant care (Titus 2:4).
…a day of instruction. Mothers are daily teachers of the
next generation. Her words, values and character are
instilled in the hearts and lives of her children. Mothers,
be careful to teach your children “with wisdom” and the “law
of kindness” (Prov. 31:26).
…a day of devotion. Hannah devoted herself to giving her
son Samuel to the Lord (1 Sam. 1:11, 22, 27-28). Your
children will not be Christians by accident. Mothers, you
have a tremendous part in the faith of your children. If you
are not devoted to God it is unlikely your children will be.
Set them a godly example every day. They will “rise up and
call (you) blessed” (Prov. 31:28).
Reprinted from Trussville Church of Christ
Published on May 5, 2012