A CARING MOTHER
"How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than
jewels! ... Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect
of everyone" (Proverbs 31:10, 31, TEV).
The writer of Proverbs 31:10-31 described a noble and virtuous wife,
and by inference a noble and virtuous mother, in a graphic way. She is
someone who her husband can trust. She is a source of encouragement to
him. She is diligent in her work. She is creative. She is generous.
She is gentle and wise. Above all, she is caring. No wonder the writer
of the passage ended his description with a call to give such woman
My mother first demonstrated the attribute of a caring mother to me.
Even after I become a married man, she is still demonstrating that
attribute to me. However, my wife's caring attribute as a mother
surpasses that of my mother. I always admire and appreciate her (my
wife's) motherly care for my children and even me. Recently, she
demonstrated that motherly caring attribute in an extraordinary way
when one of our local hens died mysteriously leaving behind four young
chicks. I was indifferent to the fate of the motherless chicks, but my
wife thought of ways to nurture them. She did care for them and they
are doing fine everyday. Such action to ordinary chicks may not be
significant, but it shows how real mothers care for their children and
others around them.
By nature, women are generally loving and caring. However, some of
them are extraordinary with the qualities. Such women really care for
their husband and children and any other person or thing around them.
Nevertheless, there are women who do not care about their children not
to talk of caring about their husbands. There are women who care less
about their children and care more about themselves and things of this
world. There are women who even do not care about anybody including
Are you a caring mother? Can your husband and children praise you for
being so caring? Care more for your children and your husband. The
Lord will reward you greatly for it in Jesus' name. Amen. Happy
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
While I dedicate this message to caring mothers worldwide, pray that
as God remembered Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth in the Bible, He will
remember the waiting mothers who long to express the caring and loving
attributes to their own children also.
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will
have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted
in my body, whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST
AND TO DIE IS GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).