Mothers of Distinction
weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - May 9, 2023
God graciously puts [common] love in the hearts of all mothers. Society is better because of it. But add Christ to that, and you have something far richer. Only a Christian mom can love that child “for Christ’s sake,” and “as unto the Lord.” Only a Christian mom can show her child what it means to be a true believer in Christ. Only a Christian mom can pray effectively for her child. Only a Christian mom can teach her children the truth about Jesus. Only a Christian mom can teach her kids what marriage is all about, even when times are difficult. And only a Christian mom can die as a lover of Christ, contentedly anticipating eternity in the house of her heavenly father. - Jim Elliff
In the United States, Mother’s Day holds three distinctions: the day when the most phone calls are made, the top day for people to eat in restaurants, and besides Easter and Christmas, Mother’s Day Sunday has the highest church attendance of the year.
One of the Ten Commandments requires us to honor our father and mother. We honor our moms with our phone calls and connecting conversations. We honor our moms by providing a meal that they are not responsible to cook, serve, and clean up after. And we honor our moms when we reconnect with the spiritual influence they tried to instill in our lives.
One of the most important roles of a mother is to have a spiritual impact on her children. For more than 2,000 years moms have been living godly examples and providing spiritual instruction. Paul wrote to Timothy, “I have been 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.” (2 Timothy 1:5)
Make the phone call. Take mom out to eat. Go to church with her. But what will honor our mothers the most is if we return to the spiritual roots they endeavored to instill in us.
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Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc