This coming weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is fitting that we pray to our faithful God that He might “turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:6). This coming weekend is an opportunity for us to take time out to honor our mothers. Some of our mothers are deserving of honor and some are not, but still we can honor their position in our lives and pray for God’s mercy upon them.
I want to encourages our moms. Our culture tends to undervalue the ministry of motherhood. I’ve watched many moms question themselves and wonder if what they are doing as mothers is really making a difference in the lives of their children. Below is a wonderful encouragement to moms and moms to be from Jean Fleming from her book entitled A Mother’s Heart.
- There is no nobler career than that of motherhood at its best. There are no possibilities greater, and in no other sphere does failure bring more serious penalties. With what diligence then should she prepare herself for such a task. If the mechanic who is to work with ‘things’ must study at technical school, if the doctor into whose skilled hands will be entrusted human lives, must go through medical school… how much more should the mother who is fashioning the souls of the men and women of tomorrow, learn at the highest of all schools and from the Master-Sculptor Himself, Almighty God. To attempt this task, unprepared and untrained is tragic, and its results affect generations to come. On the other hand there is no higher height to which humanity can attain than that occupied by a converted, heaven-inspired, praying mother.
I, for one, will be forever grateful for a mom and grandmothers who ceased not to pray for me and love me when I was at times very difficult to love.