Letter writer pays tribute to mothers

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

To the Editor:
These last days the Bible says will be characterized by evil and sinfulness. Among other evils 2 Timothy 3 says people will be disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, and without natural affection. In Elizabethton last month it appears a man murdered his own mother. In a survey by Dennis Prager (www.prageru.com) he found that more than a fourth of adult children never talk to their parents. Having no contact with parents is the opposite of honoring them. Prager believes it’s because America has more narcissism and secularism than ever before that America now has more disobeying the Bible Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother” than ever before. Prager says a society in which children don’t honor their parents is doomed to self-destruction. Prager says, “what goes around comes around.” “If your children see you honor your parents, no matter how difficult it may be, the chances are far greater they will honor you!”
In some cities in America more people are offended that someone prayed in the name of Jesus than that children are being raised without a mother and by two fathers. Liberals (left) wrongly say a mother isn’t needed and two homosexual fathers should raise children. The truth is a mother and father are complementary and both are needed and beneficial. Liberal schools in California require children to read books to indoctrinate them such as, “Heather has two mommies,” King & King” and “Jack and Jim.” Most liberals and Muslims want to take away parents rights and lower the age of consent. Some liberals want to lower the age of consent to age 12. God will bring the mother of all judgment on those that abuse children. The best Christian mothers keep their children in church and keep their children’s face in the book (Bible) more than on Facebook. Those children with a loving mother are less likely to be looking for love in all the wrong genders! Family Psychologist John Rosemond (www.prageru.com) says the best parents give their children a lot of what he called vitamin N. The word “No.” Those children never told “no” become over-indulged, depressed, self-centered, unthankful and emotionally stunted.
Our first president, 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.” Christian mothers like George Washington had are making a positive difference in their children’s lives. Even today according to www.christianheadlines.com, “Moms are influencing their children for Jesus Christ. Dads? Not so much.” Survey finds 68 percent of Christians said their mother’s Christian faith impacted them, 46 percent said fathers and 37 percent said grandparents.
In Proverbs 31 and throughout the Bible it describes and praises Godly virtuous mothers. She cooks, cleans, sews and plants at her home while holding down a job outside her home. She loves people, and they love her. She has plenty of time for everything because she gets up early and works hard. She doesn’t waste time on self-pity or complaining. Her number one concern and focus is God. She developed her relationship with God by prayer and walking daily with Him. She shares the wisdom she learned from God and the Bible with her family.
It’s our attitude toward and respect for our parents that according to the Bible brings God’s blessing or cursing. Those like Washington that love and respect their parents, God blesses with a longer and better life than they would have had. The Bible says things won’t go well for those who don’t honor their mother and father. Michael Jackson hated his father and Anne Nicole Smith hated her mother; both died young. Motherly words of wisdom have kept their children out of trouble and alive. They taught their sons and daughters what the Bible says, such as to only marry another Christian. Now more than ever, children need to hear words of wisdom from a Christian mother.
What character and attitude we leave in our children is more important than what things we leave to them. We salute the mothers who have helped bring their children to a saving faith in Jesus and a love for Jesus. They have succeeded in the thing that matters most. You can’t do too much for your mother. The Elizabethton Star will print a picture and greeting for Mother’s Day. Send Mom flowers, candy and/or a card. Make Mom happy; go see her and go to church with her and take her out to eat — and clean your plate. As they say, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”

D.D. Nave

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