No Greater Joy

Mother’s Day is Sunday and I am reminded of both my mother and my children. 3 John 4 reads “I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (HCSB)

Your mother has no greater joy than knowing you walk in truth, you live for Jesus, you trust Him with your daily life, you know His has a plan for your life and you are conscious of Him in all you do.

In your mother’s eyes you are the greatest! When our first child Donald was born, I took him to meet his great-grandmother, Mama Carrie. When I handed him to her, I remarked proudly, “Isn’t he the prettiest baby you ever saw?” She quickly answered, “I had babies, too.” Every mother thinks her babies are the most precious. God made us that way.

My children are grown now, but I still think they can do whatever they set their hearts, minds, and hands to. When I hear Donald preach, he convinces me he’s an outstanding expositor of God’s Word. I have no doubt that Caroline conducts Individual Educational Plans with professionalism and kindness for students of Fayette County, Georgia. And no one pours his life into “affecting change in the lives of students to draw them closer to Jesus Christ” than Joseph. However, when I told Joseph the other day what a great job he did on a project, he responded, “You’re my mother. You think everything I do is good.”

Never forget that your mother prays for you! Colossians 1:9 strikes a mother’s heart. “…since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” A mother constantly approaches the throne of God to ask His richest blessings on her children. Besides Jesus, your mother is your most faithful advocate and intercessor. I am thrilled when one of my children calls to ask me to pray for a specific need.

On Mother’s Day, follow the advice of Proverbs 31:28 “Her sons rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:” Add a few hugs and kisses!