A True Woman
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You are welcome into God’s presence in Jesus’ name! Today, I want to share with you the message entitled “A True Woman”, the Mothers’ Day Dedication Message that my wife, Pastor Olori, delivered to our congregation.
Related Scriptures: 1 Kings 3:16:27
Who is “A True Mother”? There are many types of mothers. Some are true mothers, some are foster mothers, some are adoptive mothers, some are pretty mothers, some are godmothers and some are grandmothers! As we may know in the church, some are even called church mothers who provide guidance, counsel and prayer for children in the Kingdom of God. At any rate, when we talk about mothers we must first remember that they all have the same responsibilities. The common denominator for all mothers is their primary duty of providing childcare. Therefore, “A True Mother” is one who provides the proper care for her children and most of all for her first child, who is her husband because he, too, needs to be cared for in almost the same fashion.
As we look at the biblical story of the two mothers in 1 Kings 3:16-27, we are reminded of the child who died because the mother “overlaid it” as described below in 1 Kings 3: 19-21.
19And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 20And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
Here, we have two mothers who were pregnant, who gave birth and now one has a child who is still alive, while the other has a child who is dead. The mother of the dead child who was switched during the night is explaining, to King Solomon, what happened to her child during the night – the child was switched! Being full of wisdom, King Solomon sought to resolve the problem by giving a command to divide the baby in half for each of the women to share. Instantly, “The True Mother” of the child asked him to give the baby to the other woman; while the evil mother said that he should divide the baby between the two of them. Now, “The True Mother” was the one who wanted the baby to live. She had the hope that one day, in the future; she would reconnect with her biological son. Immediately, King Solomon new which one of them was “The True Mother”…the one who cared for the survival of and the total well being of the child! Therefore, “A True Mother” one who cares for the well-being, survival and destiny of her child. Many children, today, are born and their mothers leave them on doorsteps, hide them somewhere in the streets or even give them away. They are not “True Mothers”! Although they might have given birth to a child, “The True Mother” will be the one who adopts the child and raises the child from infancy to adulthood. Hence, the biological mother, in such an instance may not be “A True Mother” because she will not have the opportunity to care for the child throughout a lifetime of growth and development. To this end, when we think about what it takes to be a mother, it means just more than giving birth to a child. A “A True Mother” is one who cares for, loves, and raises a child whether or not she actually gave birth to the child.
What are the qualities of “A True Mother”? Of the many qualities of “A True Mother, I believe that those listed below are the most important qualities.
“A TRUE MOTHER”…
- Is caring
- Accepts and supports her child
- Knows her child
- Is compassionate; but, also shows “tough love” when necessary
- Fears God and she is generous
In brief, what must men do for all mothers? They must appreciate them, honor them and provide for them. Sometimes, mothers just need kind words of encouragement and appreciation from their husbands. Help them out around the house sometime, cook for them, care for them, and even pamper them when they simply need time-out to relax! If “A True Mother” is a”Do-it-all Woman”,, then husbands need to be there to help them do it all too! This is what makes a family function well, properly and prosperously…everyone working together, with the mother, for the betterment of the entire family. In conclusion, the balanced roles of both “True Mothers” and “True Fathers” are to support and protect the children as well as one another. These are the things that lay the foundation for a well balanced household…everyone working together to help, motivate, and encourage “A True Mother”. She not only works in the house to keep the family together; but, she also works on her job in order to assist in providing for the household! These then are the two-fold (primary and secondary) responsibilities of “A True Women” in these modern days and times!
“May God bless you until I come your way next time!”
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