My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
Bind them continually upon your heart
Tie them around your neck.
When you roam, they will lead you
When you sleep, they will keep you
And when you awake, they will speak with you.
If you mother a child growing up in today's world, you may wonder sometimes how much of an impact you are having on their lives. The influences of teachers, peers, television and cell phones seem to at times overshadow your influence. Yet, I cannot think of anyone than God who loves more completely than a mother or those who take on a mother's role.
I believe one of the most powerful influences on earth are mothers. When a woman becomes a mother, or takes on that responsibility in a child's life, she has the potential to be one of the most influential powers on earth. The head of the home is the father, but the heart of the home is mama.
So many of us have come to know the love of God because we have experienced the love of a mother which so closely parallels the love of God. Therefore, as Solomon wrote in Proverbs, we are to respect our mothers and those who are like mothers to us. We are to thank them for all they have done for us. We're to listen to their counsel because they have been there and can keep us from going through unnecessary troubles if we will simply listen to them. And most importantly, we are to show them love.
Shower your mother respect, gratitude and love this month. Celebrate her and may the joy, love and peace of Jesus be yours.