May 10th, 2020
Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Proverbs 31:25-28 NIV
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Hello! Today is Mother's Day, a time to celebrate our lovely mothers and all they do for us.
First, I would like you to think of some ways in which you can show your mom that you love her. Maybe it is cooking her breakfast, reading her your favorite story, picking some flowers for her, or sharing the two Bible verses above. Leave in the comments below what you and your mom did today!
Next, let's take a look at some of the important mothers in the Bible (I have attached Bible verses if you would like to read more about these women):
Hannah: Hannah was the mom of Samuel, a judge of Israel. She was unable to have children for many years, but called out to God and God heard her prayer. She promised to give Samuel to God for his whole life and she did. Read 1 Samuel 1:10-11 and 1 Samuel 1:27-28.
Mary: Mary was the mother of Jesus. She was chosen by God to have Jesus because God saw something special in her. She was an ordinary girl, but she obeyed God in extraordinary circumstances. She knew the Word of God well. Read Luke 1:35-38.
Elizabeth: Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus. The angel Gabriel told her husband Zechariah that she would have a baby at a very old age. He didn’t believe this at first, but it was true. Elizabeth was a woman who followed God. Read Luke 1:39-45.
Rebekah: Rebekah was Isaac’s wife and Esau and Jacob’s mom. She was a beautiful woman who was first noticed because she served others unselfishly. She was a hard worker. Rebekah followed God, but did make Jacob her favorite son. Because of that, she convinced him to steal his brother’s blessing. This caused a lot of problems. Read Genesis 24:45-46 and Genesis 27:5-11
Thank you so much for our mother and all mother's around the world.
May we always remember to be grateful for the things she teaches us.