Solomon was faced with a dilemma when two women came to him to arbitrate in a dispute in which both claimed that the same child belonged to them.
“She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.”
The other woman said, “No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours.”
But the first one insisted, “No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.”
And so they argued before the king.
Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.”
So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”
The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!”
But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”
Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.”
The wise king, Solomon knew that the true mother would protect her child at all costs.
The sweetest sounds
to mortals given
Are heard in Mother,
Home, and Heaven.
~ William Goldsmith Brown
CHERISH YOUR MOTHER
Your mother’s voice is the first voice you ever hear – even before you are born. Even as a newborn baby, you know your Mother and prefer her above anyone else. Cherish your mother and be sure she knows you appreciate everything she does for you. The days are short, love your mother before time is gone. If your mother has already gone on before you, take some time to recall memories of her. Share these memories with your family so that she will live on in your hearts.
Ps 139:13 (NIV) For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
John 19:25-27 (NIV) Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
We have the example of Jesus, who in his dying moments shows concern for the wellbeing of his mother, asking his beloved disciple John to care for her.
* https:// en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Mother%27s_Day
OF GODLY MOTHERS
Let’s look at some of the characteristics of a godly mother.
A MOTHER PROVIDES
Prov 31:19-27 (NIV) In her
hand she holds the distaff and
grasps the spindle with her
fingers. She opens her arms
to the poor and extends her
hands to the needy. When it
snows, she has no fear for her
household; for all of them are
clothed in scarlet. She makes
coverings for her bed…
She makes linen garments and
sells them, and supplies the
merchants with sashes. She is clothed
with strength and dignity; she can laugh
at the days to come... She watches
over the affairs of her household and
does not eat the bread of idleness.
* Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible
WANTS THE BEST
GOD IS OUR FATHER
Like a parent, our Father God:
THE FOREST FIRE
* https:// deeprootsathome.com/ henrietta-and-her-chicks-a-love-story/
AS A HEN GATHERS HER CHICKS
It is appropriate that Jesus uses the analogy of a mother hen to show how he desires to love and protect us:
* www.wholesomewords.org/ biography/ biomoody.html
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