Read: Luke 7:11-17
As Mother’s Day is being celebrated around the world, we think about blessing our mothers by just calling them and telling them that we love them. Love your mother, be thankful to her and bless her (Prov. 31:28). She may not be perfect, but she made a great sacrifice of bringing you to this world. A godly mother opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness (Prov. 31:26-27). Her duty is to teach God’s commandments diligently to her children, when they sit in the house, walk by the way, lie down, and rise up (Deut. 6:7). Timothy’s mother Eunice and grandmother Lois instilled the faith in Christ (2 Tim. 1:5).
King Solomon (known for his wisdom) learned not to reject his mother’s teachings and advised to follow mother’s instructions as they are “garland of grace on your head and a gold chain around your neck” (Prov. 1:8-9). Following God’s commandment to “honour your father and your mother,” will give you long life and prosperity wherever you go (Deut. 5:16). In fact, out of the Ten Commandments, it is the commandment with a promise to children that they will be blessed if they honour and take care of their parents.
God cares about mothers, because He knows the effort required to raise her little ones to an adult stage. Isa. 40:11 says that God gently leads those who are with young. He hears the cry of mothers who are going through a tough season in their life. Jesus understood the feelings of the widow at Nain who lost her only son. He brought her son back to life (Luke 7:11-17). Jesus healed the demon possessed daughter of a Greek woman, who came begging for His help (Mark 7:26). As Jesus was suffering on the cross, He was worried about His mother Mary and who was going to take care of her after He was gone. He made plans for her provision. He put one of His disciples in charge of taking care of her (John 19:26-27).
It is your responsibility to take care of your mother as Jesus did. If you are a mother, teach your children to love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and to love your neighbour as yourself. Bring your children to Jesus’ feet (Matt. 19:14) and educate them the way they should go, so when they are old they will not turn away from Jesus (Prov. 22:6). This is the greatest investment that you can do in your children’s lives and which affects their eternity.