A Tribute For Mother’s Day (and those who fill that role!)

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It was said of mothers once, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Here’s a tribute to honor mothers everywhere and those who fill the role of “mom.”

Honoring Mothers

It was said of mothers once, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Here’s a tribute to honor mothers everywhere and those who fill the role of “mom.” There is no more profound truth than this, and being a father and a grandfather, I have no jealousy at all about it.  I just know that mother’s deserve this fitting tribute. I have such respect for motherhood and hold these selfless women in highest regard and esteem  and of course those who fill the role of “mom” in other people’s lives.

A mother’s love is so essential to life. Children can actually die from a lack of love, the same as animal babies can too. Even adults can shrivel up and die, inside at least, without love, particularly a mother’s love. A mother’s hand is the preeminent hand that affects history. So here is what I hope a fitting tribute to mothers and a tribute to their sacrificial labor of love in the poem I wrote for my wife who I believe (along with her mother) is the best mother that God could create.

Proverbs 6:20“My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”

“Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice” (Prov 23:25).

Mothers rule the world,
and fathers may be jealous.
But when hunger pain or skinned up knee,
what clearly does this tell us?

She always has the time for us,
her tender mercies show.
With love like, not quick to judge,
even to death row.

This special bond resembles love,
Christ Jesus’ of the Father.
With feedings up at two AM,
no sign that this does bother.

She cooks, she cleans, she sews, she mends,
and gives the best advice.
Yet no one seems to notice her,
or the endless sacrifice.

Many years and trails of tears,
her children grown too soon.
But even when they’re grown and gone,
they think she hung the moon.

So here’s to mothers everywhere,
regarding self not of,
Your long enduring labor is,
a labor come from love.

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),” Eph 6:2

Proverbs 23:22“Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”


I pray you honor your mother which is the first commandment given with a promise of a longer life. It does seem to go well for those who care for their mothers, fulfilling the 5th Commandment to honor our parents. I pray you’ve already trusted in Christ and discover what God’s will is for your life; what He has called you to do (Matt 25:35-36; 28:18-20). If you have still not trusted in Christ, God will say no to you regarding your entering into the Kingdom. Repent today and trust in Christ or face God’s judgment after death (Heb 9:27) or at Christ’s appearance (Rev 20:12-15), whichever comes first.

Here is some related reading for you: 8 famous Bible Mothers

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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