Bear Creek Baptist Church
By Rev. Bruce Cannon
What would be a very worthy topic to write about during the month of May? Spring is bringing forth new life. The flowers are blooming, trees are leafing out and the weather is wonderful. But the Lord did not lead me to write about any of those topics this month. Instead, He brought to my heart the blessing of having Godly mothers. May, as you know, is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day. How blessed is a home to have a Godly mom who nurtures her children, loves her husband and who puts God first in her life!
Abraham Lincoln is given credit for this quote: “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” That can be said for so many whose moms taught of the Lord to her children and who lived out His life before them in her daily walk. She is the worthy woman of Proverbs 31 whose “husband doth safely trust in her” and whose children “rise up and call her blessed.”
What confidence she instills in her children! She should be credited greatly for helping them make wise choices, live productive lives, get a good education and, most importantly, helping them to come to know Christ as their personal Savior!
How can moms be this kind of mom? By making sure her priorities are placed in the right order. The Lord must have first place in her life and in everyone’s life. She, if her husband is still in the home, should put him second with the children coming in next. So many times, husbands and wives get this wrong. Their children come ahead of their love for their spouse. The very best way to raise children who will be secure, feel deep and personal love from parents, and who can accomplish great things in life is to raise those children with the knowledge that mom and dad love the Lord and that mom’s and dad’s marriage is extremely secure. Raising our children out of the overflow of our love for Christ and love for one’s spouse will model before the children how to have priorities in the right place and help them to be able to succeed greatly, spiritually, emotionally and otherwise.
For those who do not have a husband in the home, just put the Lord first and the children second. He, the Lord, will make up the difference. Psalm 68:5 says He will be a “father of the fatherless.”
Mom’s, we wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day and say, “We love you and thank the Lord for you!”