Mother’s Day is a very special day for the family. I know this day creates memories and a longing in many hearts. For others, this special day may not leave such loving memories. God knew that I would need a very special mother in my life. He gave me to her not because she needed me, but He knew I would need her through the years of struggle and rebellion. God knew that I would need a mother who would pray me back onto the path God had for my life.
Even though we have no say in who our mother is, I found my mother in the Bible. I found this picture of her plain as day. I’ve been through the Bible many times, but I never saw this portrait of her until just now. I didn’t see her in the Bible early on in life, but the older I get, the more her portrait comes into focus, and there she is down to the details. The woman in Proverbs 31 is my mom. She is a blessing to her husband, active in caring for her family, and compassionate in helping the poor.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband [also,] and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29
If you are a mother or soon to be, get in the Bible. Make sure that your children are able to find your portrait as they get older and pick up God’s Word. You might be thinking, there’s no way I can live up to that standard of what looks like motherly perfection. Well here is the good news, you don’t have to in order for your children to find you there. All you have to do is one thing, just one thing, and we are told what that is in Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm [is] deceitful and beauty [is] passing, But a woman [who] fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” A woman who fears the LORD will be a mother who will be praised.”