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The High Calling Of Motherhood

(2Tim. 1:5) “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. These words were penned by the apostle Paul to encourage the young Pastor Timothy to “continue on” in the faith that was handed down to him by his mother and grandmother. The truth that we have been given in Christ Jesus must be handed down to the next generation or it will die with us, and Paul uses motherhood as the perfect conduit here for doing so. Motherhood is indeed a high calling in this life, for Moms are called by God to: #1) Pass on humanity.  God chose the woman to bear in her body mankind, and then nurture him till he/she is able to leave the home. That’s why the womb is supposed to be the safest place on earth. As (Ps. 139:13) tells us ...“we are covered in my mother’s womb,” and we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by the “marvelous works” of God. “Mother,” in the Hebrew tongue means, “worrisom” taken from the root word “ fashion.” In  other words, a mother’s calling is not just to protect and worry about her children, but to also fashion up (or form them up) in a specific manner. How? #2) Pass on faith. Paul explained to Timothy that the faith he was brought up in, was a faith taught to his mother Eunice by her mother Lois. In other words, His mother Eunice was fashioned up in Christ by grandma Lois, and Timothy was exhorted to help fashion up others in the same faith. Someone has rightly said that Moms are the first Bibles that kids will ever see. What are you passing down to yours?

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