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When the unthinkable happens when we hear of a mother who is dangerous to her children, neglectful, hurtful, selfish, or abusive we think to ourselves, How could she? We wonder out loud, Whats going on with our world? Have we lost our morals and our minds?
But even in these moments of horror, we just assume, presume, and take for granted the cost that mothers willingly pay everyday day to give their children life. So many do it everyday, we just treat it as something we should expect rather than as something we should praise.
|We assume it so much that we often dont value it as we should.|
Should we honor mothers more than one day a year? Most certainly! But we also need to make sure that their special day each year is VERY special not so we can pay our dues to our mother until the next year rolls around, but so that we will be reminded of the incredible gift a godly woman, mother, and servant in Christ truly is. God reminded us long ago that charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who honors and reveres the Lord is to be praised. He goes on to say, Give her the reward she has earned and let her good works bring her praise in the most public of places. (Proverbs 31:30-31).
Lets find a way to say, Thanks mom, youre the greatest! Thanks for all you are, all youve done, and all youve helped me to become. I thank God for you and I recognize you as one his greatest gifts to me!
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