Today’s Daily Bible Reading is Proverbs 31:10, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” I thought these verses were appropriate for Mother’s Day since it is a day to show honor and appreciation to our mothers for who they are and all they have done for us.
One of the greatest gifts that God gave us, besides the gift of salvation through His Son, is the gift of life and love through our mothers.
Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day of celebration, but for many it is a day of remembrance, a day of sadness. As you celebrate Mother’s Day with your family be sensitive to those whose mothers are no longer with them.
Mother’s Day may also be a time of grief for those who have lost children or those who want to have children, but haven’t been blessed in that way yet.
There may be those who are estranged from their children or mothers for one reason or another and so Mother’s Day is sad to them.
Celebrate your mother and enjoy your family, but understand that days like Mother’s Day are hard for some people. Be gentle with them.
My emotions run from one extreme to the other on Mother’s Day and the days surrounding Mother’s Day. Missing my Mama, mother-in-law, and grandmothers is really hard for me since they have all passed away already.
Then there are the feelings of being really blessed to be married to the man God blessed me with as my husband, who loves me unconditionally. I am blessed to have my two beautiful daughters, whom I love dearly. We wondered if we would ever have children. For many years Mother’s Day was hard for me because I wanted children so badly, but had not been blessed with them yet. We were married eight years and had two miscarriages before we finally had our girls. We are also blessed to have five precious grandchildren who are all special in their own way.
If you were not blessed to be raised in a Christian home with a mother who loved you unconditionally, you can know this kind of love through the unconditional, sacrificial love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
All in all Mother’s Day is a good day to celebrate through all the laughter and tears. I am thankful for all the people God has placed in my life to mold me and make me into the person I am today. I hope it’s a good day for you and your family. I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day. I love you. May God bless you!
Things to think about:
- What is your best childhood memory of your mother?
- What is one word that you would use to describe your mother?
- What is the most important thing that your mother taught you?
- What are you most grateful for concerning your mother?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this day to honor the mothers in our lives. Help us to show our love and gratitude for our mothers. Comfort those who have lost their mothers with sweet memories today. We also ask that you comfort those who wish to be mothers, but haven’t been blessed with children yet. Thank you for the gift of children and grandchildren. Thank you for our mothers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
Proverbs 31: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman is a Daily Bible Reading Study of Proverbs 31 by Deborah H. Bateman. Proverbs 31 is thought to be a letter from Bathsheba to King Solomon, who is called King Lemuel in this Scripture.
In Proverbs 31: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman Bible Study we consider all the things women do and where they can find strength and wisdom for their lives. This is a six lesson Bible study that would be great for individual or for a small group Bible study.
In this Bible study you will learn what it means to be a virtuous woman and how we can honor God through our service to our families, our community, and to God.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.
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For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study the Bible along with us.