Honoring and Cherishing our Mothers
Mothers should be honored and cherished throughout the year, but Mother’s Day provides a tangible opportunity for us to express our love, and pay tribute to the special women in our lives. For those fortunate enough to grow up with or near extended family, the opportunity to have grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and aunts, is a special bonus that adds to the rich variety of women speaking into your life.
Even for those who have pain from broken relationships with their mothers, there is still room (and a biblical mandate) to honor them. If you need healing in this area, I highly recommend looking into recourses, both written and audio, from Family Life on the topic of “The forgotten commandment.” You can see an introductory article here: http://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/life-issues/relationships/honoring-your-parents/the-best-gift-you-can-give-your-parents
I wanted to take a moment to honor the special women in my life. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but it will at least “scratch the surface” of the lives and legacy they each leave.
With two daughters of my own, I extended the long line of women coming from our family tree. Through the lessons I’ve learned from past generations, coupled with wisdom and council from Scripture and Godly influences, I pray that my role as mother to my girls will have lasting impact on their lives. Being a mother is one of the most difficult but important jobs on the earth. I say that with no exaggeration. Teaching the next generation to honor God, and live lives focused on Christ, can transform families, communities and nations.
Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow mothers out there. If you are fortunate to still have your mother or grandmother, take some time to honor them privately, and if appropriate, publicly. May God continue to use mothers to impact generations with His truth and love.