Rev. Lon Lorton

May 12, 2019

Proverbs 6:20-23

Moms matter!

  • Jesus shares with us all the human experience of being born and cared for by a mother.
  • Mary was there throughout Jesus' human existence.
  • Mothers influence their children in everyday living.

Some Biblical references to motherhood:

  • "Do not forsake the teaching of your mother."  Proverbs 6:20
  • "Let your mother be glad; let her rejoice who gave birth to you."  Proverbs 23:25
  • "Her children rise up and bless her."  Proverbs 31:28

Three particular examples of motherhood:

  • Jochebed, Exodus 2:1-10
  • Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:1-18
  • Eunice, 2 Timothy 1:3-5; 3:14-15

Changing cultural expectations of mothers from Biblical times to our times:

Stages of motherhood:

  • Child-bearing to child-rearing
  • Child departure and mothering adult children
  • Grandmothering

A mother as God intends: