We thank God for our mothers. Where would we be without mothers? My late mother, who is now with the Lord Jesus Christ, was probably my single biggest encouragement before I met my dear wife Jill. When others didn't have a kind word to say about me, my mother would always stand up for me.
I remember John Wesley saying out of all the theologians that he had studied under in Europe, we are talking about men of the calibre of John Calvin and Count Zinzendorf who started the Moravian Church, he said his mother, Susanna was his biggest influence.
If we look right through history, we will see that behind every successful man of God was a mother that loved him as a young boy and nurtured him in the ways of the Lord.
They say that the man is the head of the house, but the mother is definitely the heart of the home. In my extensive travels I can feel the presence of a Godly mother when I walk through the front door of the house. It is not how wealthy, or well established they are that touches my heart, it is the love and the presence of a Godly mother that really makes me always feel at home. Jesus, when He was dying on the cross, said in John 19:26-27: “When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.” Jesus said that when he was at His most extreme pain and yet He still had time enough to acknowledge a Godly mother.
From all of us at Shalom Ministries we want to wish our Mothers a very special and precious Mothers' Day.