Happy Mother’s Day!
“The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother.” – St Therese of Lisieux
This Mother’s Day, we want to encourage you from 1 Samuel 1:27-28.
In this passage, God has answered Hannah’s prayer for a child and has blessed her with a son. In response, Hannah keeps her vow to the Lord by dedicating Samuel, her son, fully to God and his service.
In 1 Samuel 1:27-28, Hannah says,
“I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshiped the Lord there.
Hannah’s willingness to dedicate her son to the Lord shows how much she loves and trusts God. Her gratitude for God’s gifts fuels her worship as she entrusts Samuel to God for ministry. And Samuel becomes more than just an assistant to the priest – Samuel hears God’s words and becomes a great prophet.
One thing that we give thanks for is that our mothers love God more than they love us. This is as it should be. And this is why our mothers have released us for ministry and blessed us in our ministry, even though it is a sacrifice for them. We give thanks that our mothers know, love and worship the Lord.
We realize that not everyone has a great relationship with their mother. If you and your mother get along, we hope God will remind you of some of the best moments you have shared. If things are a bit tough right now, or peace between you seems impossible, we’d love to pray with you. Feel free to reply to this email.
One of the most important lessons our mothers have taught us is the importance of saying ‘thank you’. It’s so interesting how far ‘thank you’ goes in any culture. Wherever God has led us in the world, and whatever roles He’s given us, we have found that expressing gratitude has been very important to our ministry.
Thanking God for our mothers today!
Graham and Ellie
© Graham and Ellie Scott