This week we focus on Mother’s Day and the honor we truly owe and should give to our mothers, and most of us could add our grandmothers in this honor. When the Apostle Paul was writing to Timothy he stated this, “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in you also (2 Timothy 1:5). This verse says a lot about the impact mothers have on their children and home. Myself and my three brothers were blessed by having both a mom and dad who loved the Lord and us. But our mother lovingly taught us so much about Jesus and the Bible.
A well-known pastor and theologian, Dr. Adrian Rogers was asked while being interviewed on a television program, “Dr. Rogers, you have written many books and spoken thousands of times about God. Tell me how you know that is all true?” He smiled and replied, “My mother told me so.” This answer tells us all how much influence a godly mother has on her children.
My mom and dad spent time each day reading the Bible and sharing it with us. My dad was a corporate CEO while my mother was a homemaker. She loved to cook and make desserts, which we all enjoyed too much. While we helped her wash the dishes after a meal (before dish washers), we would sing hymns and talk about the Bible together. She has been in heaven many years and I am no 77 years old, but truly honor her impact on my life. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven.
Friend, if your mom is still living, tell her how much you love her, treasure her and respect her in your life. Send her some flowers and give her a big hug. If your mother is in heaven, think back on all the special events and thank God for having her in your life.
If your mother is or was not the mother you needed in your life, ask God to help her. You forgive her if there is hurt and anger in your heart, and ask God to give you the grace and love to impact her life for His glory.
Thank you, Lord Jesus for our mothers.
Dr. David Bouler of Global Faith Ministries, Chattanooga, Tennessee, contributed this column to the Journal Review. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.