Summary: Various passages which describe a Mother
What Kind Of Mother Are You?
She cooked the breakfast, first of all,
Washed the cups and plates,
Dressed the children and made sure
Stockings all were mates.
Combed their heads 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 when her husband came at six
He said: “I envy you!
It must be nice to sit at home.
Without a thing to do!”
When our boys were five and six years old, they were followed home by a puppy. My husband and I allowed them to keep it.
Excitedly, Mike and Don started to plan it’s future; What were they going to name it? Was it a “she” or a “he”? “let’s get Ron. He has dogs cats, rabbits, bird, even turtles. He must know.”
Off they ran, and half an hour later they came back with Ron who was even younger than they were. I was curious to hear the “expert’s” opinion. After he had looked at the puppy from all the angles for some five minutes, I heard his voice full of confidence: “Well, guys, at the moment it is definitely a “he” but what will happen in the future --- you never know!”
Scripture compared the Church to a
Bride - Flock of Sheep - Vineyard - Natural Body
House - Family - Bride ---- But a mother?
1. A Mother Is The Wife Of An Husband
- Every Godly women that is a Mother can show who is or was her husband
For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] husband.
3 So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
- Called The Wife - Joined
- Responsible to bring forth fruit
2. A Mother Bears Children
- There is no such thing as a mother who has never had children
- The longing of a Mother’s Heart is to nurture children
Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. -- Gal. 4:27
- We the church are the children of God
- Someone took time and loved us enough to share Christ with us
3. A Mother Suffers In Birthing Children
- That means in the process she is going to have to do some things she does not like to do
• Going to the Doctor
• Morning sickness
• Labor Pain
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
- If the church wants to have children there may be a need to examine one self to see why children are not being born
- Going through morning sickness takes us away from what we are used to --- calls for change
- Labor pains
4. A Mother Feeds & Nourish Her Children
- Has abundant care and compassion as her children lie next to her heart
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
- Bring scripture to bear on the children of light
5. A Godly Mother Instructs Her Children
- Our first words
- Our first steps
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
- Church not only feeds but also teaches
6. Mothers Are The Ones Who Care For The Sick
- 5 - It’s the slightest cry that has instant response
- A heart that aches for her sick child