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I begin with a ‘Mother’s Day’ poem written in the early 1900’s
M – Is for the many things she gave me
O – means only that she is getting older
T – is for the tears she shed to save me
H – is for the heart of purest gold
E – is for her eyes with love and light shining
R – means right, and right she’ll always be
Put them all together and they spell… MOTHER
A word that means the world to me.
Mother’s Day is more than just a day for cards, chocolates, breakfast in bed, and reservations at crowded restaurants. It is vitally important that we always take time out to honour our mothers. The bible says directly in Exodus 20:12,
“Honour your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
God created mothers and gave them an important role in the family. They love, cook, clean, wash, comfort as well as juggling work commitments, managing the home and perhaps running their own businesses. They are, in my eyes ‘Superheroes’!
Still to this day, scientists marvel at how we as human beings are formed in our mothers. The bible says in Psalms 139:13 (NIV),
“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
The bond between a mother and her children is one that is so strong and should never be broken.
Mothers have a unique and crucial role in the lives of their children. While the role of motherhood may change in the lives of her children, there are core foundations that will always stay the same; love, care, a nurturing spirit and encouragement. Children must be enveloped in love. In Titus 2:3-5 the older women are instructed to teach the young women to love not only their husbands but their children. Also in Proverbs 6:20-22 and 23:22-25 there is so much focus on the teachings of a mother. We should not forsake the instructions and wise words our mothers have for us.
I love 2 Timothy 1:5 when Paul begins to recount the testimony of faith in Timothy’s grandmother and mother and how that faith lives in Timothy. Timothy is a prime example of the work that mothers impart in their children to grow spiritually. Paul salutes Timothy’s grandmother and mother by making mention of them and today we would like to thank and appreciate all mothers for their hard work, sacrifice and love in order to see their children succeed in all spheres of life.
We love you, dear mothers!!