2012 Happy Mother’s Day

God has appointed a very special role for mothers in humanity. Even for those who do not believe, it is undeniable that there would be no existence without the miracle of birth and the females who bring life into this world.

We were looking for Biblical references and celebration for motherhood and found a truly awesome citation on motherhood from a Biblical standpoint.

You can access the direct website at:  http://www.gotquestions.org/mothers-Christian.html

For your convenience, we are providing the content on motherhood that gotquestions summarized.

Finally, we would love to hear how you feel about your own mother, what she has meant to you and your family, and a very special message you would like to share with all of us who dearly love our mothers!

Question: “What does the Bible say about Christian mothers?”

Answer: Being a mother is a very important role that the Lord chooses to give to many women. A Christian mother is told to love her children (Titus 2:4-5), in part so that she does not bring reproach on the Lord and on the Savior whose name she bears.

Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3-5). In Titus 2:4; the Greek word philoteknosappears in reference to mothers loving their children. This word represents a special kind of “mother love.” The idea that flows out of this word is that of caring for our children, nurturing them, affectionately embracing them, meeting their needs, and tenderly befriending each one as a unique gift from the hand of God.

Several things are commanded of Christian mothers in God’s Word:

Availability – morning, noon, and night (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Involvement – interacting, discussing, thinking, and processing life together (Ephesians 6:4)

Teaching – the Scriptures and a biblical worldview (Psalm 78:5-6Deuteronomy 4:10;Ephesians 6:4)

Training – helping a child to develop skills and discover his/her strengths (Proverbs 22:6) and spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12)

Discipline – teaching the fear of the Lord, drawing the line consistently, lovingly, firmly (Ephesians 6:4Hebrews 12:5-11Proverbs 13:2419:1822:1523:13-1429:15-17)

Nurture – providing an environment of constant verbal support, freedom to fail, acceptance, affection, unconditional love (Titus 2:42 Timothy 1:7Ephesians 4:29-32;5:1-2Galatians 5:221 Peter 3:8-9)

Modeling with Integrity – living what you say, being a model from which a child can learn by “catching” the essence of godly living (Deuteronomy 4:91523Proverbs 10:911:3;Psalm 37:1837).

The Bible never states that every woman should be a mother. However, it does say that those whom the Lord blesses to be mothers should take the responsibility seriously. Mothers have a unique and crucial role in the lives of their children. Motherhood is not a chore or unpleasant task. Just as a mother bears a child during pregnancy, and just as a mother feeds and cares for a child during infancy, so mothers also play an ongoing role in the lives of their children, whether they are adolescents, teenagers, young adults, or even adults with children of their own. While the role of motherhood must change and develop, the love, care, nurture, and encouragement a mother gives should never cease.

Recommended Resource: Mothers of the Bible by Ann Spangler & Jean E. Syswerda.

One Response to 2012 Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Eric Pryor says:

    I have many special mothers in my life and I love them all dearly (sisters, mother-in-law, cousins, aunts and friends). However, there are two very special mothers I would like to recognize:

    My mother Mary Pryor who has tirelessly loved us all, sacrificed for us and insured that we had the best possible life and options. She acts as a care giver for my grandmother (fast approaching 100) along with my Aunt Joanne and is all that a mother can truly be! I love you mom!

    The second is my lovely wife Brenda who has given me three awesome young adults. She works tirelessly as a mother and has sacrificed and insured that our children were prepared for life. I love you Brenda!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all that I can’t list here!

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