Words from the Heart for Sunday May 13th, 2018
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Proverbs 31:28 (NIV)
Calling Her Blessed
It is the day to honour all mothers. The Lord directs us to not just be thankful for all the work that mothers do to keep our families well cared for, but also to declare her to be a blessing in our lives. Celebrate not only what mothers do but who they are. Let this verse be the order of the day as we give honour to our mothers!
In Canada, your great-grandfather was 1 of 7 children. Your grandmother was 1 of 4 children and you are 1 of 3 kids. You are thinking of having 1 or 2 kids, or, if you happen to be a statistician, that’s currently an average of 1.61 children per woman. Over the past 150 years, Canada has changed from a high-fertility society where women had many children during their lives to a low-fertility society where women are having fewer children overall and at increasingly older ages.
The most honoured person in every society on earth is a mother. She gives life and love and as we become parents and raise our own children and grandchildren, we recognize even more just how important mothers are. Jesus certainly honoured his mother, Mary, even from the cross, where His mind was on her and placed her into the care of the young disciple, John. On this Mother’s Day, our thoughts are naturally drawn to one of the loveliest verses on mothers found in the Bible. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” It is a good thing that we take a day each year to honour mothers. But that honour should take place every single day. Mothers tend to be the most selfless people on the planet. Their love for their children causes them to go to great lengths to ensure that all is well, and when it isn’t, godly mothers are driven to their knees in prayer. If you have a mom like this, take time today to honour her in some way. And thank the Lord for the gift she is, or was.
These have been words from the heart.