This weekend, we celebrate Mother's Day. In scripture, we see some amazing mothers who have set a tremendous example for us. I love what the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, a young man who had great courage and confidence. He wrote, "Timothy, I can see the faith of your mother Eunice and your grandmother Lois in you." Scripture tells us that Timothy's strong belief came through the influence of his mother and grandmother. Those women made an investment that had a tremendous impact on Timothy's life. They set an example of faith that shaped his character and left a lasting legacy.
Ladies, whether you have children of your own or not, you can still have the heart of a mother. The heart of a mother is one that encourages, inspires and invests in the lives of others. It is a heart that nurtures and influences people with love and tenderness.
We all have the opportunity to influence and inspire others. We all have the opportunity to deposit words of faith and encouragement into their hearts. We can be an example of love and faith because there's nothing on earth like the treasure of a mother's heart!
To all the mothers who have invested so much into 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.
Happy Mother's Day!