Summary: A Christian mother is a jewel with special qualities instilled in her by God Almighty.
Poem: “Her Day”
She cooked the breakfast first of all,
Washed the cups and plates,
Dressed the children and made sure
Stockings all were mates.
Combed their hair and made their beds,
Sent them out to play.
Gathered up their motley toys,
Put some books away.
Dusted chairs and mopped the stairs,
Ironed an hour or two,
Baked a jar of cookies and a pie,
Then made a stew.
The telephone rang constantly,
The doorbell did the same,
A youngster fell and stubbed his toe,
And then the laundry came.
She picked up blocks and mended socks,
And then she cleaned the stove.
And when her husband came at six
He said: “I envy you!
It must be nice to sit at home without a thing to do!”
(Husband since has disappeared) (Author unknown)
When God created man, God realized that if man was to be successful in life he would have to have a helper. With that thought in mind, God created woman. I thank Him for that. The next step was to populate the earth with offspring or children. Now man and woman could be called father and mother.
Today is Mother’s Day. I wish each of you a very happy Mother’s Day. Mothers are very special people. Mothers are more than human-beings used to populate the earth. They possess many God-given qualities. Our Scripture Reading states that Mothers are:
Seeks to do good deeds
Each one of us made entrance into this world through the effort of an earthly mother. Hopefully you have fond memories of your mother and hopefully those of you who have had and raised children will be remembered by those children because the qualities God instilled in you were passed on to them.
I found some quotes from people of the past concerning their mother.
John Quincy Adams said: “All that I am my mother made me.”
Abraham Lincoln said: “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
Dwight L. Moody said, “All that I have ever accomplished in life, I owe to my mother.”
Napoleon said, “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.”
Benjamin West said, “A kiss from my mother made me a painter.”
Henry Ward Beecher said, “The memory of my sainted mother is the brightest recollection of my early years.”
Garfield’s first act, after being inaugurated President of the United States, was to stoop and kiss his aged mother, who sat near him.
Julia Ward Howe, when ninety-one years of age, said, “We talk of forty horse-power. If we had forty mother-power it would be the most wonderful force in the world.”
I believe that each one of us could say something similar about our mother. Just because a woman is able to conceive and have children does not necessarily make her a good mother, but it does make her a mother. We have many children today who do not know their mother.
There are children in this day and age who know and respect the lady raising and teaching them as their mother. Thank God for the woman who has stepped into the life a child and has given that child the love and care that only a mother could provide.
The first mother mentioned in the Bible is Eve. Scripture does not give us much information concerning Eve, but we do know that she is the mother of all of us. The first child Eve gave birth to was named Cain.
Scripture doesn’t say, but I get the feeling Eve was very happy with this first birth and she loved the role of motherhood. Eve possessed at least one of the qualities of a good mother, that quality being she was Godly, because she said, “With the help of the LORD, I have brought forth a man” (Genesis 4:1).
Eve gave God credit for the miracle of birth. She gave God credit for bringing forth a man who would be able to carry on the family name. Eve was prepared to carry forth God’s plan to populate the earth with human-beings that He could communicate with. Scripture says, “Later she gave birth to his brother Abel” (Genesis 4:2).
Another Mother mentioned in the Bible was Hannah. Hannah was the wife of a man by the name Elkanah. Elkanah had two wives, which was not God’s original plan, but people like Abraham, Jacob, and David thought it was permissible. One wife was named Hannah and the other Peninnah. Both of these women wanted to bring forth children, but for some reason, Hannah was not able to conceive.
Hannah was a very Godly woman. She had abundant love for her God, but she also had overwhelming love for her husband. Hannah wanted a child that she could share her love with; raise in the ways of the LORD; provide material necessities for; teach the good life, and dedicate and give back to the LORD.