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The Name of Mother

I know a name, a glorious name,
Dearer than any other.
Listen, I'll whisper the name to you:
It is the name of  mother.

("The Dearest Names," Children's Songbook, 208)

Sidney J. Harris said, "The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother--which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician." What defines a mother is not having children, but having a mother's heart. By this definition, any woman can be given the name of mother. And what an honor to be given this name, for "of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother" (Lin Yutang).

Unfortunately, some women do not believe this and view motherhood as bondage and weakness. However, it is easy to be a worldly woman and mother, to be selfish, idle, and shallow. It is not easy to be a godly woman and mother, to be selfless, productive, and deep. Yet in the end, the better women are those who have gone through the refiner's fire of righteous motherhood and womanhood. They will be exalted and continue their holy calling into the eternities.

Sharing Time: What is your favorite thing about your mother, about being a mother, or about becoming a mother?


Anonymous said…
Thank you for being a Godly woman and mother-DAD

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