7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fool despise wisdom and discipline. 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
“Things moms teach us”.
* Mothers teach us about foresight: “Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.”
* Mothers teach us about logic: “If you fall out of that tree and break your neck, don’t come crying to me.”
* Mothers teach us about maturity: “Eat your vegetables or you’ll never grow up.”
* Mothers teach us about religion: “You better pray that comes out of the carpet.”
* Mothers teach us about time travel: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
* Mothers teach us about contradictions: “Shut your mouth and eat your dinner!”
* Mothers teach us about contortionism: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck?”
* Mothers teach us about perseverance: “You are going to sit here until you eat every last piece of that broccoli.”
* Mothers teach us about genetics: “You’re just like your father.”
* Mothers teach us about the weather: “It looks like a tornado swept through your room.”
* Mothers teach us about the circle of life: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
We all have stories of our Mother’s and those who have been Motherly to us and things they have taught us along the way. There are also some things that we can do to ensure those we call Mom or who have been motherly to us, know how much we care.
We are to Honor, Respect & Take Care Of those who we call Mom or who are Motherly to us:
Solomon gives us an example in 1 Kings 2:19:
19When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand.
Bathsheba was Solomon’s mother and her past was a little shady but we see that no matter how are mothers have acted in the past they are still to be honored.
Solomon stood up to meet her.
Bowed down. The king who is used to everyone else bowing down to him bows for his mother. No matter how old we think we get we should still bow down, respect and honor our mothers.
He had a throne brought out for her. Our mothers deserve the very best in all that we do.
Our Mothers teach us to be who we are. We are to honor and respect the mothers in our lives. And finally we see our Lord interact with His mother.
25Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.26When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother,“Dear woman, here is your son,”27and to the disciple,“Here is your mother.”From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Jesus as He was on the cross, with the sin of the world on His shoulders sees His momma. This was a significant moment for Jesus the Savior of the world accomplishing something so big and so great…the forgiveness of sins.
This is way bigger than a football player breaking a record and then saying “hi, mom” on national television. This is the moment were our faith is born. In Christ we have forgiveness. In Him we can walk in faith throughout our days on earth.
I am reminded in my younger days that when things seemed to be the worst they could be, who was there to tell me to pick my chin up? Mom.
I cannot imagine what Jesus felt when He was on the cross but I know what its like to know my Mom is cheering for me.
Jesus on the cross, with the weight of the world on Him took time to take care of His mother.
So today is the day set aside for mothers but let us to remember to always honor, respect and take care of our mothers and those who have been motherly to us.