The Example of Hannah, an Amazing Mother in the Bible
A great story about a Mom from the Bible is the story of Hannah. Hannah was married to a man who loved her very much, but he also had another wife. The other wife was able to have children, but the Lord had not worked this miracle in Hannah’s womb. Even though the other wife was mean to her, Hannah continued to pray to the Lord and was eventually blessed with a son, Samuel. She told the Lord that if He blessed her with a son that she would give her son to Him.
Hannah continued to be faithful, and the Lord blessed her. When Samuel was old enough, she took him to the church and presented him to the priest, where he continued to live out his days serving the Lord. I love how even though Hannah had her doubts and wasn’t sure if she would ever have children, she continued to be faithful in the Lord. This goes to show that even when we aren’t sure how things are going to turn out, the best thing to do is be faithful to the Lord and watch to see what He is going to do.
The moms in our lives, whether they are our own, someone else’s, or our surrogate moms, deserve to have the best Mother’s Day ever. Take some time to find the perfect gift, plan a great meal, and write one of these heartfelt verses in a card, all the while thanking God for the many “moms” in our lives.
A Mother's Day Prayer
Dear Father, we approach your throne on behalf of the mothers whom you have entrusted with the care of your most precious little ones. We thank you for creating each mom with a unique combination of gifts and talents. We thank you for the sacrifice of self each mom gives for her children. For the late nights spent rocking a colicky infant. For the hands calloused from washing, wiping, scrubbing, mixing, backing, stirring, hugging, patting, disciplining, holding, writing, erasing, painting, and pouring.
We thank you for the gift of time moms give for their kids, whether it’s stay-at-home moms, working moms, and moms who have some combination of the two. We thank you for the flexibility of moms, for their tirelessness, their perseverance, and their devotion.
We pray you give each mom strength. Help her to see in every mundane task the eternal, cosmic significance that you place on motherhood. Help her to understand that the most radical, world-changing events may be happening anonymously in her home. Help her to forgive those who undermine her significance.
Most of all, Lord, on this day in which we honor mothers, may we love and cherish the special women who have born us, who have nurtured us, and who have prayed for our well-being. May our hearts overflow with gratitude to you, who formed and knitted each of us in a mother’s womb. Amen. - Daniel Darling
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Carrie Lowrance is a writer and author. Her work has been published on Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Young Modern Money, and WriteSpike. She is also the author of two children’s books, Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) and Brock’s Bad Temper (And The Time Machine). You can find out more about Carrie and her writing at www.carrielowrance.com.
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