January 4, 2020 Higher Everyday Devotional :- MAKING YOUR MOTHER GLAD
SATURDAY JANUARY 04, 2020
TOPIC: MAKING YOUR MOTHER GLAD
TEXT: PROVERBS 31:1-9
BIBLE TEXT: “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice” (PROVERBS 23:24, 25).
“What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin”, declared Henry Ward Beecher. A Christian minister recalled with admiration, watching a loving mother sing multiple awe-evoking tunes of folk music and rhymes to rock her baby to sleep. Besides, she often secretly interceded for her baby, prophesying the word of God into its life. Mothers are truly a special breed.
Yes, both fathers and mothers help in the upbringing of the children, but mothers have a unique role. Hear Spencer W. Kimball, “We plead with fathers to return to your little kingdoms, and, with kindness, justice, proper discipline, and love, to inspire your family. We appeal to mothers to help create that happy relationship”. When children cooperate with father and mother, sounds of joy will never cease in the home.
Unfortunately, many young people grow up despising such invaluable investments by their mothers, exhibiting tendencies towards ungodliness, instead. But, wiser youths would rather honour their mothers, extolling their motherly virtues always.
QUOTE: Mothers are truly a special breed
CHALLENGE: Show an act of gratitude to your mother today.
PRAYER: O God, teach me to honour and appreciate my mother.