Respect All Mothers In Love, Praise and Honor
Every culture, religion, ethnicity, and shade of human
existence praises mothers. Don’t get it twisted Mothers
Day is every day Globally. “Honor your father and mother,
which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be
well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
Ephesians 6:2, 3 NKJV
The meaning of Mother’s Day is displayed with fancy
words organized on a card, decorative floral arrangements
of flowers to show love, appreciation, thanks and Blessings.
Gestures of love and respect given in the form of gifts,
meals, hugs, kisses, money, and other representations of
affection by family and friends only shows an emotional
feeling for Mothers Day. Celebrated annually in May, the
universal understanding is that Mother’s Day Is Every Day.
Through the centuries Mothers Day has been celebrated in
many ways for the sacrifices that mothers have made for their
children, husbands, families, and communities. Even churches
give pause to mothers as Priests, Preachers, Apostles, and
Bishops praise the historical significance of motherhood.
Mothers Day began as a well-established tradition going back
to Philadelphia in 1907, and continues on into the 21st century.
Rarely in this day and age of high tech, fast paced and instant
gratification do things this meaningful last and possess such power.
The power of a mother can move mountains and part the seas
of emotional and psychological challenge.
Even in today’s society in the 21st century economic challenges
are showing that mothers still command respect and honor as
young adults are returning home because of the struggles of
the economy. Who are college graduates turning to for help,
Mothers and Fathers. This brings to pass the concept that “We
are in a culture that holds mothers to a maddening standard
of mythological perfection.” (Unknown)
All mothers have the unique Blessings of God because he knew
that children needed to be nurtured, loved, and taught how to be
respectful and how to pray. Mothers are a child’s first teacher of life.
A mother has the responsibility to teach their child how to be caring
for family and friends, the importance of education and notably their
first introduction to God or Allah.
Even in the Muslim faith mothers are revered and
honored. In The Hadith the statement about
mothers is in honor to her stature and importance.
“A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger
of God! Who among the people is the most worthy
of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your
mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said:
Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’
The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again,
‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim)
No matter the religion, culture or background mothers are cherished.
Stated in Inside Islam is a touching tribute and lesson on the
importance of mothers that should be read not just by the students
of Islam, but by Christians, Jews, Baptists and other faiths.
A mother’s blessing is that when children are not with their mother
or father God is the one who is watching over them, keeping their
babies out of danger and steering them clear of harm and hurt. Mothers
know they are the foundation of humanity and humanity would not
prosper if mothers abandoned their calling in life. Humanity exists
and prospers because Mothers are still in control of the birth of life.
Human beings by our very nature need to be loved, recognized and from
time to time provided hugs, and affection, what better person than the
mother who carried a child for 9 months or the mother who may not
have carried the child and given birth, but who has taken on that role
as a mother. “A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make
leaning unnecessary.” (Dorothy Fisher)
Even biblically it is written mothers play a key role in the development
of generations, not just in the bearing of children, but in the reinforcement
of family traditions, passing down of family history, helping children to
understand their key roles and direction in life, teaching young girls
how to be good mothers and boys that a good man provides for his family,
works in his community, attends church and blesses his family not curses it.
Jesus respected his mother when she asked him to turn
water to wine at a wedding, John 2:3 (KJ Version).
Moses mother loved him so much that she sacrificed him to live and was
blessed to get him back, Exodus 1:1-8 (KJ Version).
Hagara in Genesis 16 was blessed with a son who would be
the father of many nations. Even when it seemed they would perish in the
wilderness only a short time before Genesis 16 (KJ Version).
The world comes to celebrate women of stature, women of honor and praise the
involvement of women in their child’s life. Be aware Mothers that you are
building tomorrow’s leaders, world leaders in many areas. Please continue to
do what you are doing by giving children love and teaching them to strive for
success, helping your child to gain the confidence in their abilities that
they can conquer the world. Children need to know that they can control their
lives with the choices that they make, and with your guidance, love, advice
and prayers have the freedom to make good and beneficial choices and decisions.
“The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from
men from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms”.
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
Men may think they run things, but they should not get it twisted, when a mother
speaks and gets to praying even the Angels stop and listen. Mothers,
grandmothers, aunts, surrogate mothers, and those in respective roles
deserve respect, praise and love on Mother’s day and beyond.
Don’t Get It Twisted – Mothers Day Is Everyday
The Importance of the Mother in Islam
The Role of Women in Judaism
The Roles for Women