Editorial

Mothers and God’s love

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 5/9/2020 1:09:13 PM IST

 Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May as a befitting tribute to mothers for what they are and the role they have been playing in every family since creation. Though both fathers and mothers equally share the responsibility of making a home, mothers play a prominent role in the development of spiritual values in the family. What a mother is, has been described in so many words. The dictionary explains the word ‘mother’ as one who has given birth. This biological process results in a psychological bond between the mother and child. All the pains of childbirth that a mother undergoes is forgotten when she holds the child with immense joy. A mother will go to any length to feed and fend her child. A mother embodies selfless love and devotion to her husband and children. Though both fathers and mothers equally share the responsibility of making a home, mothers play a prominent role in the development of spiritual values in the family. Contemporary society throws new challenges on mothers as the home makers to fulfill God’s divine purpose. The biblical command, to train up a child in the way he or she should go(Prov.22:6)is a call to create a strong foundation of God consciousness-personality that will stand in good stead in times of trouble. Mothers impact their children and in turn, children impact society. This is aptly described by the saying : “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” and “The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room”(Henry Ward Beecher). These describe a mother as the first and most important companion, guide and teacher of her children. As a teacher, a mother is considered as the first teacher of the child in the world. As a servant, she is the very embodiment of love, of sacrifice, or selfless service to her children and of forbearance. As a companion, she is a friend and companion. Mother hood is a quality which is inborn in every female species including animals as created by God for a purpose. A virtuous woman is strong in spirit as she waits on God for wisdom and strength and by her spirit, she can influence her children and husband. A virtuous mother will bring up virtuous children who will later become virtuous parents and raise virtuous children. Being virtuous also means being wise in being a good mother, wife, housekeeper and handling finances. It is true that a virtuous mother inspires her family to love and honour God. A good mother is closely associated with birth, nurturing, love, compassion, empathy and forgiveness. To do this, the bible also calls on mothers to be virtuous and to pattern their character after God’s design (Prov.31:1-10). A godly mother is virtuous, is strong in spirit as she waits on God for wisdom and strength and by her spirit, she can influence her children and husband.A godly mother will bring up godly children who will later become godly parents and raise a godly generation. Being virtuous also means being wise in being a godly mother, wife, housekeeper and handling finances. It is true that a virtuous mother inspires her family to love and honour God. Not honouring God has brought many ailments and so perhaps it is time for godly mothers to impact their family and society. 

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