Mother’s Day is a wonderful day and weekend of the year. It’s a blessing to see many families spend meaningful time together around the celebration of our mothers.
May God bless mothers who seek to raise Godly children in the ways of the Lord.
Paul reminded us of the importance of the family—especially of the work of mothers in the home. Paul encouraged Timothy to guard what had been entrusted to him (1 Timothy 6:20) and to move forward in the sincere faith that he first heard through a Godly mother and grandmother: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you. Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:5-7).
Paul’s words should remind us of the importance of the family. God’s plan—at least 4,000 years old and counting—is one man and one woman for a lifetime. God’s plan from the beginning was to build the human race through families.
Isn’t it amazing? Almost all (I don’t know of any credible people who disagree) experts agree that most problems in society are problems associated with the breakdown of the family. Yet, we receive daily bombardment encouraging just such a breakdown. Even our president has endorsed actions which are harming society. What are we to do?
We are to make our families stronger than ever before. While we cannot change many things, we can change one important area of our lives—we can seek to live rightly before God and give our children and grandchildren Godly teaching and Godly examples.
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