God definitely knew what He was doing, when He created ‘a mother.’
He knew the right virtues to instill within her in order for her to assume her role as a parent and a mother. A mother’s love flows repeatedly from her heart for her children, whether they are right or wrong, That’s ‘love.’ She holds their hands for a moment, but she cherishes their hearts for a lifetime.
But God also knew that this role would be quite challenging for her; however, with His Love dwelling within her, it would be the strength that she would need to see her family through. After all, children don’t come with a ‘parent’s manual.’ Most mothers use the same parenting skills they saw growing up as a child, whether they were right or wrong.
Because of a mother’s unconditional love for her children, sometimes the choices they make for their lives can grieve her heart. She has to cry out to her Heavenly Father to show her His will and way. She knows in order to make it in this evil world today, she has to pray for His protection and provision for her children.
Mothers also acknowledge that their children are special gifts from God (Psalm 127:3). God expects her to take care of them, teaching them good morals and values, manners—teaching them to love and respect others; making sure that they acquire a good quality education; teaching them Christian values; and sending or taking them to church, so they will have a Christian foundation that will enable them to pass down from generation to generation.
Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
We as parents have the responsibility and privilege of modeling God’s faithful love to our children. When parents demonstrate unconditional love to their children, they grow up to be secure adults with a better understanding of a loving Heavenly Father.
To my deceased Queen, the late Ida M. Brown: You showed me your true love for my seven siblings and me by raising us as a single parent. I will forever love you for your supernatural sacrifice. Thanks for making me the woman that I am today—a woman that loves her Heavenly Father and family as you did. Thanks for your love for my siblings and me. RIP.
(Min. Delores (Lois) Brown is the director of The Prayer Faith & Healing Ministry. You can contact the ministry at their website at or by email at <email@example.com>).