Today is the annual day for honoring mothers – something mothers deserve more of than they receive. Children should hold their mothers in high regard and respect. The tragic irony in America is that children are told to honor their mothers while our laws tell mothers they may abort their children! Should not mothers also honor their children by giving life to those they choose to conceive? Absolutely.
There are still mothers who honor life, love their children and devote themselves to training their children in the ways of God. They should be held up and honored every day. We thank God for these mothers. Without your dedication and sacrifice the next generation is ill-prepared for life and unprepared to live by faith.
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).