Summary: If you’ve haven’t realize by now, the heart—foundation and or, makeup of a mother is multifaceted. A mother’s love is deep. Her love can be emotional, but steady at the same time.
The Heart Of A Mother.
A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on Magnets and what they do. The next day in a written test, she included this question: My name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I? When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50% of the students answered the question with the word- “Mother.”
You know why? Because I believe Mother’s pick up more than any ole magnet. Lol.
A young father was trying to explain the concept of marriage to his 4-year-old daughter. He got out their wedding album, thinking visual images would help, and explained the entire wedding service to her. When he was finished, he asked if she had any questions. She pointed to a picture of the wedding party and asked, “Daddy, is that when mommy came to work for us?
What are mothers? Well, Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cleaning ladies. Mothers are cooks, Some mothers are gardeners and lawn mowers. Mothers are nurses and doctors and psychologists and counselors and coaches. Mothers are taxi cab drivers. Mothers are developers of personalities and shapers of attitudes. Mothers are soft voices saying, "I love you." Mothers are a link to God, Mothers are a child's first impression of God's love. Mothers are all these things and much, more.
Let me set the scene—In 1 Samuel chapter 1, Elkanah has two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah and Elkanah had some children together, but Hannah was barren. And to make matters worse, Peninnah would taunt Hannah, making Hannah cry.
How important is the church? Just listen— Each year Elkanah and his families journeyed to the Tabernacle at Shiloh to worship the Lord of the heavens and to sacrifice to him. —No empty hands! In these times, Hannah found herself beseeching God. Her beseeching, was so powerful that it moved God.
Hannah was living, Romans 12:1 I beg you brethren to present your bodies as a living sacrifice…
Hannah’s desire for a child was moving. In return, Hannah promises to give the child back to God when weaned. His name— would be called Samuel.
Just listen to this, Samuel would become a mighty prophet of God. He had taken the Nazarite vow, nothing dead, no strong drink, and no cutting of the hair. Samuel would one day anoint young David.
Here’s the text, 1 Samuel 1:25-28TLB After the sacrifice they took the child to Eli. 26 “Sir, do you remember me?” Hannah asked him. “I am the woman who stood here that time praying to the Lord! 27 I asked him to give me this child, and he has given me my request; 28 and now I am giving him to the Lord for as long as he lives.” So she left him there at the Tabernacle for the Lord to use.
If you’ve haven’t realize by now, the heart—foundation and or, makeup of a mother is multifaceted.
However, there are several aspects of mothers heart that become very weighty and most significant:
The first powerful aspect of a mothers heart is her, love.
A mother’s love is deep. Her love can be emotional, but steady at the same time. Her love can come in 3D, her dreams and ambitions become marks of her love. A mothers love drives her to do her best for her children.
A mother’s love has hands and legs, and sometime seemingly—wings.
The apostle Paul states in, 1 Corinthians 13:12, that presently we don’t see clearly, but one day, we will. In fact, according to Paul there will remain 3 important things.
1 Faith, 2 Hope and 3 Love. The greatest of these three is, love.
Listen to, 1 Corinthians 13:13AMP And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.?
You probably know this, but the next best love other than God’s love is a—mother’s love. P.H
A mothers love is multifaceted. A mothers love is deep—Her love is a very deep well.
Here’s my definition of a mothers love: Psalm 42:7AMP Deep calls to deep at the [thundering] sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
A mothers love is deep; Her love is bottomless. Her love is like a waterfall, like waves rolling over those she loves.?
2. The second powerful aspect of a mothers heart is her prayer and devotion.
Listen to the beginning of Hannah’s prayer of rejoicing: 1 Samuel 1: 9-11TLB One evening after supper, when they were at Shiloh, Hannah went over to the Tabernacle. Eli the priest was sitting at his customary place beside the entrance. 10 She was in deep anguish and was crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord. 11 And she made this vow: “O Lord of heaven, if you will look down upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you, and he’ll be yours for his entire lifetime, and his hair shall never be cut.”