Proverbs 31:28-29 says, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’”
That first moment of seeing those two lines on a pregnancy test and a woman’s life is changed. The journey of pregnancy and carrying a child (or children) in the womb leads to the first meeting at birth. The difficulties faced during pregnancy change to new challenges of raising and taking care of a child in this sin-filled world. Motherhood is a blessing, it is a calling, and it is a sanctifying process. Just like Jesus loved and honored his earthly mother Mary, we are to honor our mothers and show gratitude for the love and sacrifice they have made.
Today’s verse reminds us, that God values mothers. He blesses them. He honors them. We acknowledge that many women struggle to have physical children or never marry. However, we are all called to invest as mothers into the next generation. Whether a biological mother or a spiritual mother, all women who are pouring out their lives for the sake of the gospel to children are mothering and we are grateful for their service of love.
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