Mums play an important role in the lives of their children as well as their extended families.
It is always good to celebrate our precious Mums and caregivers. The students had the opportunity to buy small gifts from the Mother’s Day stall recently.
The Bible has a number of verses that tell us about Mothers – the fact that He created Eve and the way He has provided families where children can be nurtured, show that Mums play an important role in the lives of their children as well as their extended families.
Isaiah 66:13 – As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.
Proverbs 31:25-27 – Strength and honour are her clothing; she is confident about the future. Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue.
Proverbs 1:8 – Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
A quick Google search will tell you the many roles that Mums, in particular, play in the lives of their family – chef, nurse, financial advisor, event planner, chauffeur and so on. But we know that they are responsible for so much more!
Mums comfort and encourage, support and enable, create opportunities to develop independence and lend a helping hand when required. They speak words of wisdom and pray over their children, they create a loving and nurturing environment and they sacrifice much of themselves every day because they love their children!
My prayer for our Mums is that God sustains you for the task of mothering and that He is all that you need in all circumstances. He sees you and, even when it seems that there is little thanks, He is your audience of One and it is Him whom you are serving.
So, THANK YOU to our special Mums. I hope you were suitably spoiled on the day!
A special thanks again to Mrs Harcombe who did such a wonderful job of organising the stall and also to her helpers. We raised $998 to purchase resources for our new Mandarin programme, but more than that, so many Mums were blessed!