Monday, May 14, 2017
Welcome, to my Monday “MOTHER’S DAY” Blog!!
I dedicate today’s Blog to all the loving Mothers in the world:
Urban Dictionary – MOM: The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because Moms always know how o make it go away. Even if you fight, know that she’s just looking out for your best interest. Where would you be without your Mom?
“MOTHERS, THE HEART OF THE HOME”:
“So in the course of time, Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” – 1 Samuel, 1:20
It is at this time of the year that we focus our attention to that special person in our lives who meant so much to us all: our Mother. We all have but one. While the Bible does not mention Mother’s Day, it does say a lot about mothers and we find no greater example in all, than that of Hannah, a godly mother.
We say “godly” because this is the attribute most profitable to motherhood. It is not her knowledge, her social status, her wit, her friends or her wealth, but rather those gifts which flow from God, the giver of every good and perfect gift. If we were to take a pole of children and ask them which attribute of their mother was most treasured, I believe this would be found to be most precious. It is here that we find the graces of Christ: sacrifice, security, warmth, understanding, love and compassion.
Of all the things that Hannah could become in her life, there was nothing she wanted to become more than a mother. She placed this great honor above fortune and fame. Therefore, we find this request at the top of her prayer list. When her son was born into this world, she named him ‘Samuel’. Samuel means ‘asked for’. This is a refreshing thought in a day in which fame and pleasures are placed above this godly calling.
According to the examples we find in the scripture, there’s more to being a mother than just having a baby. The one which stands out above all others is that of being a teacher of good things. These mothers in the Bible taught their children about the Lord. And what an impact this had upon their lives:
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
History cannot erase the indelible impression that godly mothers have had upon families, towns, societies and countries. Abraham Lincoln’s mother died when was nine, but in that short time he had with his mother, she had a powerful influence upon his life. He said: “All I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. I can remember her prayers and they have always followed me.” In just nine years, a mother can accomplish much.
Mothers can not only have an impact upon the lives of their children, but upon all of society as well. The godly mother is a blessing to all of humanity. God knew what He was doing when He placed her in the heart of the home.
A Salute To Mothers Everywhere:
“The heart of her, that beat against my own
The love of her, out-breathed in every tone
The eyes of her, that saw my smallest grief
The feet of her, that flew to my relief
The hands of her, that mind and body fed
The voice of her, that soothed and comforted
The ears of her, that heard my childish plaint
The face of her, with halo like a saint
The lips of her, that smiled her motherhood
The mind of her, my own that understood
The prayers of her-Oh, I would worthy be
Of all my mother was, and is, to me.”
Lord, we thank thee for godly mothers!!
I, too, was surely blessed with a godly mother and when I tell you that had it not been for my mother, considering the fact that my father was a sick and abusive alcoholic who left his family in dreadful situations many times, her children may not have made it to adulthood—I’m serious.
If you’re fortunate enough to still have your Mother, please LOVE her, honor her, praise her and be good to her. If you are a Mother, then you know how important it is to be loved by your children.
My prayer for us ALL this week, is that we’ll praise God for giving us our godly Mothers to love us, cherish us and grow us up in the Lord. Amen.
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!
Let’s all remember that when you really care about someone, their happiness matters more than yours.
fam’i.ly, n. – a unit of people that love and support each other through good times and bad.
Note: a special thanks to Harmony Baptist Church/Pastors for their special scripture and “Mothers, The Heart of The Home”