My beautiful mom is nearing the end of her golden years. She has always been smart, beautiful, loving, and kind. Reading, playing games, solving cross-word puzzles, and watching game shows furthered her limited childhood classroom education. Her love of reading was passed to my siblings and me and to my children and grandchildren.
Parenting, poverty, and hardships never stole my mother’s love of words. Visits to our local library and yard sales supplied her books providing escape and adventure and exponentially expanded her vocabulary. She has always loved reading.
Above Mom’s love of reading came her love for Jesus and His word. She was born again when I was eight and lived a Godly life before me. By her example, I witnessed what it means to know Jesus. Church attendence, shouts of praise, tender hearted acts of kindness, acts of service, prayer, and Bible reading are fruits of her conversion. She is worthy of honor so I am choosing to honor her.
Honoring our parents is biblical. Jesus honored His mother Mary. He obeyed her at age twelve as he left the temple, returned home, and subjected Himself to her parental authority. Mary asked Him to supply the wedding guests at Cana with wine and He did.
As Jesus suffered on the cross He remembered His mother Mary. He appointed the Apostle John to become her substitute son. John was faithful to Jesus as he recipicated His love. John may have missed some ministry moments with the other apostles, but he later penned first, second, and third John and the book of Revelation.
It may seem a small work to care for our mother’s, but Jesus deemed it an honorable ministry. John’s assignment didn’t hold him back but allowed him the opportunity to honor Jesus by loving Mary.
If you have an elderly mother who is still living spend time with her, love her and care for her. Don’t let the golden opportunity to honor pass you by.
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Ephesians 6:2 and3
My mother passed away suddenly more than twenty years ago. I miss her every day. Your message to honor our parents in their golden years is a loving nudge to help us realize that life on earth is finite and we need to treasure our time with loved ones. Your message is so appropriate for Mother’s Day. Wishing you and your famiy a happy and blessed Mother’s Day.
I’m not sure how many Mother’s Day celebrations we will have with Mom so I’m paying tribute and honor now. I hope many are nudged to respond to this call to action. Happy Mother’s Day dear Katherine.
What a beautiful tribute and a timely reminder to all of us!❤️Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to you‼️
Thank you sweet friend. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!
Beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady! I haven’t spent much time with your mom,but just by the time I have spent with her proves she loves the Lord ,and has been a godly woman!She is one of the sweetest that God has let me cross paths with! proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Oh Brenda, thank you for your kinds words. Momma is a godly woman and I’m thankful for her example of what it means to truly be born again. Some moments are difficult to navigate. Please keep praying.
This is so precious and loving and caring for your mother the way you are God’s Blessings for you and your family
Thank you Judy. Some days are challenging and this has been a huge adjustment. Prayers needed please.
Absolutely Beautiful. My mother is 85 and very down because she can’t see much now. Thank you for the tribute to your mom. Happy mothers day and early Happy Birthday to your mom
It’s difficult to see them deal with aging isn’t it Alleta? Happy Mother’s Day to you too!
How i would love to care for my mother who passed before her 70th birthday. Hardly a day goes by that i dont think of her. Blessed to have had such a wonderful Godly mother. Lisa God honors u for taking care of her
Nita, your mom was a shining light in this community. It’s sad she passed so soon and I know you miss her. But we spend eternity in Heaven with our Godly mothers. I’m not much, and I seek God’s help when times are tough. Serving mom is an honor.
I had the honor to care for my mom for a couple months of illness before she died. It was such a bittersweet time that I’ll treasure forever. Thank you for sharing this post.
Annie, it is a bittersweet time isn’t it? But it is an honor. Our time frame is unknown to us but known to our all knowing God. Thanks for commenting.
Love this one Aunt Lisa! Your momma is wonderful and beautiful! Such a great example of how a mom should be through Jesus! Love you!
Thank you Ashley. I have a beautiful mother who taught me so much about salvation and serving Jesus. Love you.