Posts Tagged ‘mother’

Mark 10:17-18: “Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.””

All of us have been taught throughout our lives, whether we wish to admit it or not, whether we were willing participants or not. Some of the people who taught me, I remember more fondly than others. Some were good teachers. Experience itself can be a hard teacher. But there are some good teachers we can all recall. Two instances I remember: one was my grandmother, who taught me in Sunday School when I was very young. She and my mother made sure I knew about God, Jesus, and the Bible. Two, was my first grade teacher; as a little boy, I had a crush on her! 🙂 She was so tall and pretty. She loved us kids in her class a lot. Now, she could be tough when she had to be, but I fondly remember learning the alphabet and math under her guidance. (For the record, when I saw her years later, I discovered that she wasn’t as tall as I thought…but then again, I was a short first-grader!) I still love her; she was a second mama figure to us!

Good teachers are those who care about us, and want us to learn the right things. The rich young ruler, when he greeted Jesus, addressed Him as “Good Teacher” due to His reputation as a prophet and teacher. I find Jesus’s response wonderfully ironic when He answered him and said, “why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.” And, of course, Jesus is God!

The point is, Jesus does care about us, He loves us, and He wants to teach us. What we have to do is learn (and I do mean LEARN) to listen and to obey Him, when He teaches us.

Class is in session.

Something to think about!


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Proverbs 14:1-5

Verse 1: “The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.”

One of the many blessings God has given me (in fact, second only to Jesus) is my wife. She is, among many titles, a wonderful homemaker.

Earlier this year, I had to take a couple of weeks of leave to care for her after she had back surgery. For that first week, I did everything…and I do mean everything. Now, I am not helpless, and I did my best to take care of everything, so my wife could heal (had to keep one eye on her just to keep her from overdoing it! 🙂 ) I am glad I had the time off from work, so that I could do the washing, cleaning, taking care of the boys, and keeping the house straight. Folks, I appreciate the work my wife does, and got an even BIGGER appreciation after having to do it all myself and watch after her. (We were blessed also by the many meals cooked for us by our church members… my cooking skills are limited…..okay, you can stop laughing now.)

The wife, the mother, the homemaker is the glue that builds a home and keeps it together. That is harder still for single moms or for those couples who have to hold down 2 jobs. Home is a refuge from the assaults of the world and society…at least it should be. If you have a mother and/or a wife, thank God for them today. If you are a mother and/or a wife, thank God for the home he has put in your care.

Have a blessed day!

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