Saturday, May 5, 2012


Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
 “There are many virtuous
and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”
Proverbs 31:28-29 NLT

Honoring mother brings different scenes to mind - depending on where we find ourselves on life’s journey. Is mother still living or has she passed away. As long as she is alive we have the privilege of personally expressing our love and appreciation to her, and even after she is gone for many years, and we don’t think about her that often, we can still honor her by the way we live and how we speak about her memory.  

Mothers’ Day, for married men with children has a dual focus – the mother who brought him into this world and sacrificed so much for him - and his wife who has given birth to his children, and has shouldered by far the larger burden in taking care of them no matter what it cost in time and effort. Both his mother and his wife fill a unique place in his life and deserve to be honored.

On the other hand, Mothers’ Day for married women with children has a somewhat different focus – while she reflects on memories of her mother – her thoughts also bring to mind precious memories of her children - memories, too wonderful to put into words. There may also be painful memories of weeping with a son or daughter as they struggled through a difficult period in life. She never stops praying for them – in joy or in sorrow.

A Godly mother is always concerned for the welfare of her family, and looks for ways to be a blessing. Though she doesn’t solicit praise, she deserves praise, and it is so good and right when her children stand and bless her, husband praises her.   

Children who are still at home can bless mother by obeying her and treating her with respect. Showing respect for mother is always the right thing to do no matter how old we are or she is.   

Husbands, of all people, should praise their wives for all they do for the welfare of the family. Men, our wives who God has blessed us with, deserves more than a Mother’s Day card – flowers and a meal out once a year – she deserves our praise every day! Tell her “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”

Click on:  Mother's Day Proverbs 31

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