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Isaiah 55:8-9

Isaiah 55:8-9

Friday, May 9, 2014


Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying:  'Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.'  Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates."
Proverbs 31:28-31

Mother's Day is always bitter-sweet for me since the day that I lost my mother. The following is a tribute to ALL mothers, especially my own mother whom I miss profoundly but who nevertheless has left precious footprints in my heart and the hearts of those that she touched.


It is the mother who builds nations. She builds stable homes and in doing this she blesses others. This mother is indispensable to nations, churches and to her neighbors. She takes her God given role to heart. She is the truest friend in the midst of our trials and heavy burdens. She is aware that the only goal in her life is to uphold God's principles as a mother and wife. Her faith inspires her family as well as others. She also gives them courage to fight in the battlefield of their souls. She labors intensely for the stability and building up of her family. She gives strength, comfort and wisdom to her children.  "And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."  2 Timothy 3:15.  She always leans on God to help her do her job well throughout her life. She knows she is nothing without God's help. She fights for her family's spiritual welfare fighting the Enemy with all her soul, heart and mind. To her the most important and relevant purpose in life is to honor God, so she engraves His Truth in her heart, God's everlasting TRUTH.  "For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well."  2 Timothy 3:15.  Armed with God's wisdom she blesses generations to come. Her works will follow her!  In her heart she has purposed to love and live in peace in order to maintain harmony and restore relationships.

The foolish woman destroys with her hands but wise mothers build their homes for eternity. She opens her home with joy without complaint, all for the glory of God. She values her home and her family making it a haven for them. She loves and treasures having her children around and will sacrifice to keep them close.  She is a woman of prayer. She constantly prays for the needs of her family. She also prays for wisdom and understanding. She delights in teaching them the WORD of God in order that they might walk the straight and narrow way. Their souls are more important to her than her own economic ambitions.

Since we treasure godly mothers, let us always remember that mothers never stop loving, comforting, giving and teaching. Motherhood requires a lifetime of guidance, wisdom and strength provided by our God. May we always treasure in our heart the purpose of motherhood. Mothers reflect God to the world.  May we lay down our selfishness at the foot of the cross. May we also remember that mothering is what we do as servants of Christ.

"Strength and dignity are her clothing,  and she smiles at the future.  She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness."
Proverbs 31:25-27