Happy Mother’s Day!
This was originally posted in May of 2013, and many of you enjoyed reading it so I thought I would share it again.
Proverbs 31 NKJV
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her.
One of the most precious gifts that God has granted us is our mothers. God only can love deeper, and stronger than a mother. She possesses so many of the characteristics of God. She is patient and self-sacrificing, she loves unconditionally, she always sees the best in her children, she protects them, and she is so honored to care for each one of them. She has the ability to make each child feel as though they are her favorite of all. She nurtures and acknowledges their gifts and talents. A mom is her child’s greatest cheerleader; she is their source of security.
Moms make everything feel better. When the world is falling apart, your mom can say it will be ok and it is as though the sun burst forth on a cloudy day. All of a sudden everything seems so much better and totally bearable.
There is certainly nothing more precious than a mother that loves and serves God, a mother that teaches her children to pray and to study His Holy Word, or a mother who sets the example of what it means to serve God by serving others. She simply cherishes her children and they cherish her.
When her children are sick a mom will spend countless hours by their bedside nursing them back to health, because she knows no one can soothe and console them like her.
Mothers are to be loved, respected, honored and appreciated for their sacrifices, their hard work, and their dedication to their families. Mothers are the blessings that God has given the world to mold and shape the minds of those He creates. What an awesome responsibility and what an honor.
I encourage you to honor your mother not just on Mother’s day but throughout the year, by calling her and spending time with her. Honor her also in the way you live your life and by the way you parent your own children.
If your mother is no longer here, cherish her memory by taking time to reflect on the great times you have shared with her, remember the special things she taught you, and always thank God for the time you did have with her.
Moms, I applaud you for all that you mean to your families and to this world because truly your influence reaches far and wide and there are no words to express the power of your love and touch, which is straight from the hand of God.
Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day!
Proverbs 31 NKJV
10 Who[b] can find a virtuous[c] wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.