Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it is an exciting time to celebrate the beauty of motherhood and appreciate individual mothers and mother figures.
The Bible is full of admonitions regarding motherhood, and of the influence of godly mothers as they strive to bring up their children in the fear of the Lord. For example, Proverbs 31: 25-31 describes the Christian mother in this way: "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
This Sunday, remember to thank God for the special role your mother has played in your life. Incorporating one of these 15 Mother's Day Bible verses, quotes, or poems into a gift or card is a great way to honor your mother and thoughtfully express your gratitude for all she has done for you.
Mother's Day Quotes
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln
"The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven."~ William Goldsmith Brown
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." ~ Erich Framm
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." ~Honoré de Balzac
"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine--she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights." ~Adabella Radici
Mother's Day Poems
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER"
A word that means the world to me."
"I said a Mother's Day prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
for blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.
I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
for the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.
And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you've done for me
and I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be!"
"My Mother, my friend so dear
throughout my life you're always near.
A tender smile to guide my way
You're the sunshine to light my day."
"Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother's love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all."
"God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me."
Mother's Day Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:4: "You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
Proverbs 31:10-12: "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm all the days of her life."
Ephesians 6:1-3: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise - that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life."
Proverbs 22:6: "Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it."
I Corinthians 13:4-7: "Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things."