Mothers should be loved and appreciated

Published 8:35 am Friday, May 10, 2024

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To the Editor:

Mother’s Day is May 12. You should love and appreciate your mother and you can’t do too much for your mother. These last days the Bible says will be characterized by evil and sinfulness. Among other evils 2 Timothy 3 says people in these last days before the return of Jesus will be disobedient to parents and unthankful.  

In a survey by Dennis Prager, he found more than a fourth of adult children never talk to their parents. Having no contact with parents is evil and the opposite of honoring them. Prager believes it’s because America has more narcissism and secularism than ever before. America now has more disobedience to 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!”

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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’s are making a positive difference in their children’s lives. A survey found 68 percent of Christians said their mothers’ Christian faith impacted 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.

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 gets up early and works hard. Her number one concern and focus is Jesus. She developed her relationship with Jesus by prayer and walking daily with Him. She shares the wisdom she learned from God and the Bible with her family.

Sadly, a record one-fourth of American adult children today don’t ever talk to their parents. They need to repent from this evil disrespect. 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 them 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. Motherly words of wisdom have kept their children out of trouble and alive. Now more than ever, children need to hear words of wisdom from a Christian mother.


D.D. Nave