May is the month we celebrate Mothers! Everywhere in the shopping malls and many other places, they are reminding us that Sunday 13th May is Mother’s Day! Slogans like, ‘Make this the best Mother’s Day ever’ or ‘Make your mother feel special’ are all around.
I have the privilege of being at both ends…a mother and a daughter…and a grandmother (that sounds so old…even though I am not!)
Any mother will tell you that there is nothing that she would not want to give her children even if it means doing without herself. But the greatest thing that I can give my children, is not something physical, it is spiritual. Praying and interceding for my children is the greatest thing I can do for them. Education, marriage, financial stability are all important but they will mean nothing in light of eternity. I believe prayers never die and even though we may pass away, the prayers we have prayed will bear fruit in our children’s lives.
To my children, I want to be known as a good cook, good housekeeper, loving, caring and giving but more importantly I want to be known to them as a pray-er, a worshipper and a lover of God and His word. That is the example I want to be to them. What about you? How do you want to be known by your children?
Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents America ever, had said, “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” How wonderful is that! How precious his mother’s prayers must have been to him!
We give honour to all our mothers! You are greatly loved and appreciated!
This is a post from Jena Grech, the Assistant Pastor of The Pentecostals of Sydney and author of “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”