The Elite Privilege of Motherhood
One of the greatest features of God’s work of creation was the power that He gave to all creatures and plants to reproduce after their own kind.
It was so with our first parents, Adam and Eve, to whom God gave the command, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth” (Genesis 1:28). This is a biblical fact that motherhood has always been a part of God’s plan.
I’d like to elevate the role of motherhood concerning several great women of the bible. Eve was the first woman and became the mother of all the living; Sarah, the wife of Abraham and the mother of the promised son Isaac; Rebekah, the mother of twin sons, Jacob and Esau; Jochebed was the mother of Moses; Hannah, the mother of Samuel the Prophet; Bathsheba, was the wife of David and the mother of Solomon; Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist; And lastly, Mary was the most honored mother of the Bible. She was the mother of Jesus and without her we ourselves would not have nor had the opportunity to experience such privilege.
However, we will always pay tribute to these great women, but now I would like to pay tribute to my very own.
Mama, as we called her, was also indeed a great mother. She was the rock of the family. She was always caring and mindful of her children, anxiously meeting their needs. er lH Her love never ceased and she never grew weary of her daily cares and demands that were upon her.
She gave her very best until the end. And for that she will always be remembered for her love, her influence, her kindness and her sweet spirit. We as “Her children will rise up and call her blessed” (Proverbs 31:28a).
She was the wife of Henry and the mother of Henrietta (deceased). The mother of Virginia Ann, James, Gearlene, Ernest (deceased), Phillip, Carolyn, Gail and Amy.
My friend, if you are celebrating a living mother, you are truly blessed. The opportunity still remains for you to let her know how much she’s valued. Never let a day go by without saying, “I love you.” And if you are celebrating only the memories of a mother, you too are blessed while finding comfort in knowing that she was the best mother that she could possibly be! (In loving memory of Virginia Mae Giles)
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org