MOTHERS DESERVE MORE HONOUR!
“A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman — who is he who can find
her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above
rubies or pearls” (Proverbs 31:10 AMP).
Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood,
maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in the society. It is
celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly
in March (in most European countries and especially by the Roman
Catholics and some Protestant denominations) or May (in the United
States of America and among many Evangelical denominations). Because
these various countries and denominations have influences on the
African Christians, the Day is celebrated at least twice in many
African countries around the months of March and May.
A friend on Facebook joking posted on his Facebook wall last year that
the honour for mothers is too much and asked why two days should be
dedicated for them in a year. To him, if care is not taken, women will
ask for more days of celebration in their honour. The post might be a
joke, but I replied him that mothers indeed deserve more days of
honour in a year.
My mother was superb when it comes to taking care of her husband,
children, grandchildren, relatives, and even other people that she had
contact with. I can never forget her. My wife is more than excellent
when it comes to exhibiting virtues of motherhood. She demonstrates
this even to the livestock that we rear at home. As young as my
daughter is (just above ten years of age), she has been showing the
enviable traits of motherhood! Almost all my sisters, female cousins,
nieces, and female intimate friends have these virtues in considerable
degrees. I thank God for their lives! Indeed, mothers deserve more
honour. It is not too much if every day is dedicated to celebrating
However, not every mother deserves this honour, because there are some
worthless women that care less about their children. They do not have
the virtues enumerated in Proverbs 31:10-31. Their husbands and
children cannot praise them because of who they are and what they have
done (and is still doing). Are you such a mother?
Virtuous mothers deserve more honour. Happy Mother’s Day!
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
1. Thank God for all virtuous mothers throughout the world.
2. Pray that the Lord will honor them for all their sacrifices to
their husbands, children and others.
3. If you are a lady, pray that the Lord will make you a virtuous
I dedicate this message to all virtuous mothers, especially my late
mother, Hannah Abiola Afolaranmi, who slept in the Lord on October 28,
2012. You all deserve more honour!
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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