May 12th, 2013
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
2 Timothy 1:5
Today is the day our nation has set aside to remember our mothers and I certainly want to take this time to thank not only my mother and the mother of my son but also all the mothers out there who have loved, sacrificed and tried to bring their children up to serve the Lord. My prayer is that Lord bless you richly and deeply for your efforts.
The value of a good and godly mother cannot be overstated. Paul was certainly aware of the effect Eunice had on young Timothy. The example she and his grandmother, Lois, had on him was very important. As we look around us today we could certainly use a lot more mothers and grandmothers like Timothy’s in our country.
Though it is certainly implied that these two women looked after the natural needs of Timothy, the commendation is not for the care they took over his flesh but the care they had for his soul. Circumstances may prevent many mothers from giving to their children all the best this world has to offer. Circumstances, however, do not prevent them from giving them the best the Lord has to offer.
While the world may certainly praise mothers who work hard and sacrifice to buy their children the best clothes and provide them with every earthly activity and pleasure, these things will do little to aid our children in drawing nigh to God. God praises the mother who works to make sure that her children are clothed with righteousness and are taught that the best activities are centered around serving God.
How many times have we heard our people testify to this effect? How many times have we heard our people talk about the prayers of their mothers? How many times have we heard them talk about mother taking them to church?
My prayer today is that you will be a Eunice who sets the right example for your children. If you do that, may God bless that you raise up another Timothy to serve the Lord. Our generation certainly needs it.
First priority in prayer- always the lost, our leaders, our military, and our church
-Addy Clark -Thelma Confer -Kathleen Gravens
-Louise Gammons -Louise Cook -Margaret Gray
-Dean Sewell -Greg Shy -Shirley Keen
-Anita Gray -Matt Patterson -Willa Dean McCombs