Is there any job that is as hard work, with so great a responsibility, with so little remuneration and thanks, as being a mother? I honestly can’t think of one. Mothers incubate, deliver, nurture and raise eternal souls! What a privilege, and huge responsibility. Now, no mother is perfect, and some find it easier than others. Further, our own sin doesn’t always help the relationship as we grow. But mothers are vital, and God wants us all to cherish them. In fact, Proverbs 31 tells children and husbands how to treat the lady of the house: Her children praise her, and with great pride her husband says, ‘There are many good women, but you are the best!’ (CEV).
There is no pay rise, no end of year review, no promotion. Society is undermining motherhood in so many ways, but God tells all children and husbands to rightly honour the mother in the house.
Let’s spoil our mothers today. Let’s thank them, for all they’ve done. Let’s try to forgive any hurts, and strive to bless them everyday. Why? Because they’re mum, and God’s given them a vital, vital role.
We’re not all mothers, but we all have or have had mothers - so let’s praise God for them!