Today, as I reflect back on my own Mother and our relationship, I want to thank God for a godly woman who dedicated her life to loving God with all her heart, with all her soul, and with all her mind! She definitely loved her neighbors as herself.
My Mom was the daughter of a preacher who was raised in a Christian home. She married my Dad and they had four children, with me being the youngest. As long as I remember, their lives were dedicated to serving Jesus and they made time for family and friends. They raised us to love Jesus as well as taught us the ways of the Lord.
I see some of the same traits of my Mom in my wife. She is loving and caring of her family and friends. She cared for her own Mom in the last years of her life. My sweet wife sacrificed for her Mom and Dad. We would take trips every year to see my Mom as well as her Mom and Dad.
My wife Diane and I adopted a baby from Portsmouth through Bethany Christian Services. We named her Corrie after Corrie Ten Boom. We loved that little girl as it was our goal to raise her in a Christian home. Of course, we were not perfect parents as we had no other children, so we asked much advice from friends and family as well as our church for support. We loved and sacrificed much for the opportunity to raise this child in the love and admonition of Christ Jesus. Today, our little girl is no longer with us as she is married and on her own trying to start her own family.
Diane and I both love her so very much and wish the best for her and her husband Christian!
Today, I want to wish my wife Diane and my Mom, Foy Lee, who is now in Heaven a very Happy Mother’s Day! Those who have their children, please cherish every moment and pray for them. Although our daughter is physically absent, she and her family are in our hearts and prayers.
I want to thank my wife Diane for being a loving Mom, wanting the best for our daughter, and being a teacher of the way that God would want our children raised, to love God with all their hearts, soul, and mind, and to love their neighbors as themselves.
Here are some Scriptures that will help you in teaching your children about the Lord Jesus and our Heavenly Father.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will never depart from it.”
Proverbs 1:8-9 “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.”
Isaiah 54:13 “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”
Psalm 127:3 “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.”
Matthew 19:14 “Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such of these.”
3 John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Honor your father and your mother, This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, Things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on earth.”
Today, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there. God loves you! Seek Him and you will find Him!
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