“What a rich faith… handed down from your grand-mother Lois to your mother Eunice… to you (2 Tim 1:5 TM)

The Bible paints various portraits of mothers, and while they weren’t perfect, each one tells a story. Moses’ mother broke the law to ensure his safety and teach him the faith of his people. Then there’s the mum who came before Solomon, prepared to forfeit her child rather than see him harmed. James and John’s mother loved them so much, she wanted them to sit on either side of Christ in His future kingdom. And Paul saw in Timothy a young man of sterling character because of the faith “handed down from (his) grandmother Lois to (his) mother Eunice… to (him)” The most significant thing we know about Timothy’s mother is that her mum was a believer, because while faith can’t be “inherited” it can be passed on through the influence of godly parents.

The little boy forgot his lines in the Sunday School play so his mother leaned over and whispered. “I am the light of the world.” The kid beamed, then with great feeling announced, “My mother is that light of World! We smile, but the truth is, mothers write on the hearts of their children what the hand of time can’t erase. E.W. Caswell said, “It’s only in (later) life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother’s hand and hearts… shaped their destiny.” Chuk Swindoll adds “If you were blessed with a good mother, you reap the benefits the rest of your life. For good or ill, a mother’s mark is permanent. So, mothers, what kind of mark are you leaving on the lives of your kids? (TWFYT)

PRAYER LINE: Gracious Lord, thank You for blessing me with God fearing grandmother and mother whose influence shaped my life.

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God speaks to those who are willing to listen.

 

 

 

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