Monthly Message

Monthly Message

by Dean Allen

Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message

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January 2019
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March 2019
April 2019
A Mother: A Woman of Faith
May 2018
There is nothing like the heart of a mother. God sent an angel down from heaven to find the most beautiful thing on earth and bring it back to heaven. When the angel saw the flowers at springtime he said, “These must be the most beautiful things on earth.” He gathered them up to take with him back to heaven. Then he met a child of wondrous beauty and golden hair and lovely smile. When he saw the child he said, “This must be the most wonderful thing on earth. Nothing could be sweeter than the smile of that innocent child.”

But farther along, in a remote valley, he came to a humble cottage where a mother sat in the doorway with her little babe on her lap. As he watched her tender and beautiful care for the little babe, he said, “This must be the fairest thing on earth. I will take that mother’s love back with me to heaven.” When he reached the portals of heaven the flowers had faded and were dead, the smile on the child’s face had changed into a scowl—but the mother’s love was unchanged.

There are so many great mothers in the Bible: Sarah, the mother of Isaac, who named him laughter, because having a child at 90 gave her an incredible joy; Jochebed, the mother of Moses, put him in a little basket and placed him in the river in order to save him from death; Hannah, the mother of Samuel, prayed for a son and then lent him to the Lord, so he could serve the Lord all his days; Mary, the mother of Jesus, pondered all the things in her heart about her wonderful son and followed Him as her Savior; and Lois, the mother of Timothy, whose genuine faith inspired him in the Word of God from his youngest days.

These dear mothers and many others down through the centuries had in common an uncommon faith. They loved the Lord and imparted the truth of God’s Word to their children. They cared more for their children than for themselves, and less for the world and more for heaven. These are Women of Faith.

When we are young our mothers take care of us, and when they are old, we must take care of them. John 19:26-27 reveals the love of Jesus for His mother Mary: “When Jesus therefore saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold your son! Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.” Imagine, Jesus entrusted him with His beloved mother. What a privilege! What a responsibility! May we love our mothers more and more, pray for them, help them, and serve them all our lives.