A Joyful Mother
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD. ~Psalm 113:9
Today is Mother’s Day, and this devotional is written as a tribute to every mother. George Washington said, “My Mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my Mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” The psalmist speaks of a joyful mother of children. What did he mean by that?
We see her hallmark.
Her hallmark is found in her calling as a mother. God has uniquely gifted a woman to be a mother. From conception through pregnancy through travail and the birth of a child, a mother is enabled to nurture a living being and bring him into the world. She has a bond and love for a child that is inseparable. She loves and cherishes her children. She is a keeper at home. Solomon said, “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Her hallmark in life is the lives she brings up and influences for the Lord.
We see her happiness.
She is happy in her work. Mothers are the real super women. They are super multi-taskers. They take care of the needs of the home, watch and train the children, cook, keep the house in order, work a separate job, are a loving wife to their husband, watch over the finances, and are nonstop in activity. A mother’s greatest joy is being a mother. She is happy in her worship. Psalm 113 is a psalm of worship. The Bible says, “Praise ye the LORD.” It reminds us that from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised. A joyful mother of children is full of work and worship.
We see her hardships.
Mothers carry great burdens regarding their children’s welfare. Proverbs 10:1 says, “A foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.” Moms can’t sleep at night when their children are running from God. When a son or daughter is not being truthful, moms are restless. When a child is wandering far from God, a mom is the most burdened person for the child’s soul. Nobody knows the hardship of a mother except another mother. It goes without saying: be careful that you are not a child who is breaking your mother’s heart.
We see her heritage.
Her heritage is her children! Jochebed produced a Moses. Hannah produced a Samuel. Bathsheba produced a Solomon. First, it’s a mother’s joy when her child calls on the Lord Jesus Christ to be his Saviour. Second, it’s a mother’s joy when her child is serving the Lord in the local church. Sometime in a child’s life, he has to point back to a mother who encouraged him, never gave up on him, prayed for him, and was always there for him.
Let’s celebrate our mothers today. Let’s make this day a day where they are recognized for the work they do. Mothers are the unsung heroes deserving of our praise and prayers. Thank you, moms!
Have a thankful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 2 Chronicles 5-8