"An excellent wife (MOTHER), who can find? For her worth is far above jewels" (Proverbs 31:10).
Today is a special day in the life of humanity, both Christian and non-Christian as our mothers are being celebrated for who and what they are. Our mothers, either dead or alive generally occupy a very strategic and special place in our heart and life as human species. While very few mothers leave much to be desired unfortunately for whatever reason, most mothers are very sacrificially distinguished and committed to the biblical roles and duties they are assigned. especially in our homes and family setting. They display the characteristic of emotionalism, gentleness and perseverance as well as spirituality and commitment to marriage and family life that most men don't seem to match. They fill the role of carrying pregnancy and nurturing with tender loving care in a manner that no male counterpart could ever do. Mothers not only mother us as babies and infants into teenage years, but also carry on this motherly instinct as wives to their husbands and their adult children. Mothers are generalists and multitasking thinking and operating, juggling things together with precision and accuracy. Mothers are certainly specially endowed by God and seemingly indispensable members of our household, Church and community. I cannot fathom or understand why some men tend to undermine the significance of mothers and female gender as if they are second class human beings. Mothers are of great worth and value in the eye of God, the Father of all creation. it is not surprising the word of God typifies a mother thus ". . . Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her. . . " (Proverbs 31:25-30).
The best way to really celebrate and appreciate our mothers daily is to see, accept and honor them as God created them to be, loving them unconditionally and praying for them that they would continue to increase in God's grace fully actualizing their God-given potentials to the glory of God, the Father. Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers at AEBC for who and what you are and all those who have gone before you.
-Dr. Johnson Omoni.