A Hall of Fame for Mommas

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While preparing for this week’s traditional Mother’s Day message, I couldn’t help but to think of the old Glen Campbell song “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.” Out of all the poems, odes, and lyrics you could present on this day, this song seems to capture the essence of a “good momma.” I especially like the second verse of the song:

She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn’t learn away from home 
And by the time she wore the cover off her Bible 
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone

Many a mother sat in her chair after an exhausting day of motherhood and found continued comfort and strength in God’s word. The encouragement to press on with life’s work is undoubtedly clear. The examples of motherhood presented throughout the Bible gives the reader a wide spectrum of both good and bad mothers. From this, the Bible reading mother can grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). By continuing to read, study and rely on God’s inspired book, she builds her faith (Romans 10:17), a faith that will help her to face the everyday challenges of caring for her husband and children while balancing the responsibilities of running a household and holding down a steady job outside of the home. I want to encourage all of our mommas to read their bibles everyday, learn it, apply it, and share it with others.

There ought to be a hall of fame for mommas 
Creation’s most unique and precious pearl 
Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Jay Launius
Maud church of Christ
Maud, TX

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