The word mother is defined as being a woman who has borne a child. However, I want to expand the meaning of this precious word to include more females than we might tend to think. A woman can become a mother through the adoption of children as well as through natural childbirth. A woman can be a spiritual mother as well as a biological mother. All of these ladies deserve special honor and recognition this coming Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day.
Flowers are a common gift given to honor mothers. Today I want to present a bouquet of floral images and meaningful scriptures to all mothers. Imagine each verse a flower hand-picked to be a blossom in your bouquet.
Every one of you shall revere his mother
He gives the childless woman a family,
making her a happy mother. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 113:9 NLT
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman
who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
(Treat) older women as mothers, and younger women
as sisters, with absolute purity.
I Timothy 5:2
Happy Mother’s Day
to all moms!