A few years ago, I heard the story of a teacher who gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet, and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: “My full name has six letters. The first one is “M”. I pick up things. What am I?” When the test papers were turned in, 50 percent of the students had answered, “Mother.” These children had observed one of the many facets of God ordained, God blessed motherhood, and it had left a deep impression.
Motherhood was God’s unique idea, initiated when He created the first woman, Eve. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,… (Genesis 1:27–28)” …she was the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20) The scriptures are clear, God created mothers to be part of the family unit, with a God defined role as the specially designed helper for her counterpart, the husband/father, of which He had said, “…I will make him an help meet (fit) for him. (Genesis 2:18)”
God has indeed given motherhood an exalted role in His creation, and no matter what our perverted nation does to destroy it, true motherhood is the design of God. Men will never be mothers, even if they rebel against God and marry other men (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:27), dress up like women (Deuteronomy 22:5) and teach perverted stories to elementary children in public schools (Matthew 18:6), have surgery to reduce or hide their manliness (1Corinthians 6:19-20), take female hormones (1Corinthians 6:9), etc. All of these only serve to demonstrate our propensity to work the works of darkness.
No one has been used of the Lord to shape my life more faithfully or more effectively than my dear mother. She helped to set my feet on the path that leads to light. The closest second would be her mother, my grandmother, whose life I view, even now, as a gift from God, to guide me in my youth. With all my heart, I sing their praises. Happy Mother’s Day Mom!