As soon as May second Sunday approaches, People search for a nice gift article shop to buy a good gift in order to express love for their dearest Mother. Flowers, candies, gifts, mementos, what not, we don’t even hesitate to buy most valuable things, precious metals like Gold, platinum. Because the one to whom we are going to present our valuable gift is our Mother. She gave birth to us. We give gifts to make our dear mother happy on Mother’s day. So far, so good. But does it make Mother happy throughout the year with the valuable gifts we give on that particular day which comes once in a year? How can we make our mothers day greetings more pleasing? What exactly makes her happy?
Bible says Children are the gift of God for the parents (Psalm 127:3). Mother expects nothing from their children rather she comforts and cares for her children. “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you …” (Isaiah 66:13). Let us see in biblical perspective what gift can we give to our mother.
One of the most valuable gifts we can give is by ‘listening to the teachings of our mother’.
Proverbs 6:20-23 says, “My son, observe the commandment of your father and do not forsake the teaching of your mother; bind them continually on your heart; tie them around your neck. When you walk about, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk to you.”
Father commands but mother teaches patiently. Mother cares for their children. Her teachings guide us when we walk and watches when we sleep. So God instructs us “not to forsake the teaching of mother”. As we grew up, Sometimes we say, “Ma (Mother), I know what to do and what not to do. No need to teach me.” No matter what position we are in, how much knowledge we gain, we should obey her teachings because she cares for us. Her intention is to guide us in right path. It goes vain even if you buy her most valuable gifts and forsake her teachings.
If we obey the teachings of our mother, this not only pleases her, but also pleases our Lord. It is written in Colossians 3:20, “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
God himself instructed us to obey the teachings of Mother. So we must obey God by obeying to the teachings of our Mother. God is the one who woven us in our mother’s womb.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb. (Psalms 139:13)
Another valuable gift one can give to their mother is ‘Honoring’. We can see the first commandment with promise in Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long…” This is one of the Ten Commandments and the most promising one. The only way to make our days long on the earth is by honoring parents. On contrary to this God also warns to children who disobeys and curses their parents. “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death” (Exodus 21:17).
Therefore, as a child we must obey to our Mother and as a grown up Son and daughter we must Honor our Mother. This is what the Almighty God commands us. This makes our Mother happy throughout her life. Material gifts may temporarily give pleasure but they are useless unless we ‘Obey’ and ‘Honor’ our Mother. I wish you obey and Honor Mom and make her day. Happy Mother’s Day!