1 Samuel 1:9 So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the Lord. 10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. 11 Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”
Even as small children, little girls play “Mom” with their dolls. Our 17 month old granddaughter carries a baby doll around and feeda it with the toy bottle. She holds that doll against herself in her arms and rocks it in the rocking chair. It seems this thing of motherhood is an instinct planted by God. It is also said that a mother’s love is one of the greatest illustrations of God’s love for us. He loves us before we are born and knows us in the womb.
In this Mother’s Day message, we will look in both the old and new testaments at what the word has to say about Moms. We’ll look at the writings of Solomon, the prayers of Hannah, and the insights of Paul as he writes to Timothy. This message may very well cause husbands and children to understand more about the depths of a mothers love.