May11SunMay 11, 2014
A Tribute To Mothers
“Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise:
Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Proverbs 31:28-29 MSG
The woman that this scripture refers to is undoubtedly valued by those that she values. She is actually compared to other women whom cannot match this woman’s measure to her family. Now it may seem partial as we may each highly regard the women in our lives but the role this woman fitly occupies is not merited by friendship and charisma alone. Allow me to explain, “her”.
We can relate as her children because each of us are one of these women’s child - respect and honor for her are commandments from God (see Ephesians 6:2) which are not hard to obey as her children give it to her most deservingly. We would be remiss to overlook all of her selfless acts of love, the untold sacrifices and innumerable hours of work that she yields in her role. There is no substituting the way she alone can cradle and care for her newborn child and continue persevering forward in raising her child with her life’s energy. It is her alone that had to bear the burden, endure the travail and labor to birth her child into the world – her irreplaceable part in life’s miracle.
She becomes gentleness and a pride to her son, not to mention “an off limits subject of jesting in any coarse manner”. She is a model of presence and character for her daughter as she begins to favor her when maturing and grown. To both she is always a delicate, yet steady wind in their back, ministering comfort and strength.
Today, it is most appropriate to share a touch of what places her in a class of her own. This is not an attempt to submit an introduction because she doesn’t need one. It is at best, a cheerful tribute to appreciate the depth and weight that her role carries. If it hasn’t been already noticed, the scripture at the top along with this tribute have not used her title name. It remains undeniable that when her name is spoken by her children, or stated in reference as her child’s guardian, or the cause of a schoolyard fight when misused in a joke, she is treasured and prized!
Maybe, of these things she is to you many…Perhaps more or just a few…There’s no way she was without any…Because without her, there would be no you!
She is MOM!!!
For all of the women mentioned above, we honor you today!
Happy Mother’s Day!