Her children arise up, and call her blessed…Proverbs 31:28
The Dictionary defines “Mother” as a female parent, a woman who has a child.  I find that definition lacking.  A “Mother” is a female, and she is a woman with a child; however, she is an amazingly powerful influence in the life of her family.

I stand amazed at God’s infinite wisdom in His creation of Mothers.  When God created Adam, He brought all of the animals to Adam to see what he would call them; but for Adam, there was not found a suitable helper for him.  God declared that it was not good that man should be alone; so He would make a help meet for Adam.  God then caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam.  As he slept, the Lord took of Adam a rib and sealed up his flesh.  Then with the rib God had taken from Adam He formed into a woman!  God then brought the woman to Adam, and Adam was completely enraptured with his new bride.

In God’s institution of the family, He placed in each differing qualities that enhances and nurtures the family.  From the earliest existence of a child; the Mother is the first contact in life the baby has, and she is the main influence in his or her life.  The tenderness of her voice as she speaks so softly; her patience with her precious baby as she seeks to comforts the child that is agitated. Usually the first person the baby sees when they wake up is his or her Mother.  This relationship continues to grow as the weeks and months go by.  The child feels most at peace in the presence of his/her mother.  I don’t want anyone to think that I am leaving out Fathers; the family is not complete without the Dad. I will deal with Fatherhood in on Father’s Day.

It is in this early stage of life that the influence of the Mother is great due to the time spent between the two.  Therefore, it is imperative for Mothers to do everything possible to make sure that your influence will be that which will have the best impact on your child.  It has been said, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Mothers you are your child’s greatest teacher! Therefore, make sure you do and say what is right!

I have read that an editor in London submitted to Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of England during World War 2, for his approval a list of all those who had been Churchill’s teachers.  Winston Churchill returned the list with this comment: “You have omitted the greatest of my teachers – my Mother.”

I am reminded everyday how important Mothers are to our families.  You are the major influence that helps shape the thought processes and patterns in the life of a child.  I continue to benefit from the powerful influence my Mother deposited in me.  Moms, you are truly Precious Jewels.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! We Love You!

Your servant in Christ,

Pastor James Moore Jr.