Last week my mother turned 96 years old! Linda and I hosted a birthday party for her at the long term health care facility in Wisconsin. We had all of our children and grandchildren there numbering 20 people to help her celebrate. Besides this, 45-50 of her friends also attended. What a joy it was to see so many people honor our mother! Many people who have been encouraged by her walk in her steadfast faith in Jesus.
I'm so thankful for our mother, who raised five boys on our little 84 acre farm in North Central Wisconsin. Exodus says we are to "Honor your father and your mother..." Not only must we honor her, but we must respect and obey her.
Living now in a society where respect, honor and obedience to authority is broken down to almost nothingness, the Word gives us the Truth. My mother always taught us the Truth, because she knows and loves the Truth.
God says in Proverbs that we are ..."not to despise our mother when she is old". We are to "Buy Truth and do not Sell it". In other words, we are to obtain the Truth at all costs and then never relinquish it at any price. I thank God for my mother who taught me to get the Truth from God's Word and always hold on to it - no matter what!!
In His Peace,