What Is A Mother?

May 01, 2021

A mother is one who understands that baking cookies is more important than washing windows.

A mother is a lap to climb on when you are tired.

A mother is a soft voice. A mother often says, “I love you,” but never “You are too much bother.”

A mother laughs with you, but never at you. She says, “yes” more often than “no,” but she does not change her “no” to “yes” with any amount of coaxing.

A mother keeps a secret and a promise. She is never too busy to listen when you want to talk, whether you are three or seventeen.

YES. A mother is all these and more.

A mother is a link to God – a child’s first impression of God and first awareness of God’s love comes from a mother. Later, when she tells the child of God’s love, the child is able to understand what love is all about.

How does a mother interpret love to a child? When the child is yet a newborn, she transmits a feeling of love. Holding it close to her; singing softly; attending to the baby’s physical needs with a quiet happy spirit; being close when the child id frightened or ill –is all these ways a mother says, “I love you” long before her child can understand her words.

Mothers who hold tightly to God’s hand and tightly to the child’s hand at the same time are the channels through which the love of God is first transmitted to the child.


                                                                                                                                       -Green Mountain Christian Church

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