The Treasure of a Mother’s Heart
May 10, 2020
It's with great joy that we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend. Over the past couple of difficult months in our country, you may have felt your role as a mother has been more challenging than ever, but I want to encourage you that what you do as a mother matters. Know that with every hug, every prayer, every encouraging word, and every tear, you are making a difference and impacting your children. There is nothing on earth like the treasure of a mother's heart!
In the Scripture we see some amazing mothers who set tremendous examples for us—Sarah, the mother of Isaac; Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist; Mary, the mother of Jesus. I love what the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, a young man who had great courage and integrity. He wrote, "Timothy, I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also." Timothy's strong belief came through their influence. I'm sure they had days when they wondered about young Timothy and whether what they were doing mattered. But those women kept investing in him, praying for him, being examples of faith to him, and their impact ended up helping shape his character and led to a lasting legacy.
Proverbs 31 talks about the woman who honors the Lord and says, "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." Today, we rise up and bless the mothers and all the godly women who set examples to so many. Remember, whether you are a mother or not, you can have a mother's heart that encourages, inspires, and invests in the lives of the people around you. The heart of a mother is one that nurtures and influences people with love and tenderness. Perhaps there are other children in your life—nieces, nephews, or your friends' children—whom you can encourage and speak words of faith into them that will be a great deposit for their futures.
To all the mothers who have invested so much in the lives of their children, may you be blessed, strengthened, and empowered by His Spirit, and may you know the greatness of the gift that you are to this world. Please know we love you and pray for you every day. We call you blessed and pray you have a happy and blessed Mother's Day!