The words of King Lemuel, the Oracle which his mother taught him”. (Prov. 31:1 (NIV).
Everybody that is a somebody was made. The making process of a man include several stages of training. Very many people play various roles at various stages. No matter be the roles any people may play in the life of any man, the role of a mother stand out clear and tall.
Mothers produce Kings. There is no king but one born of a woman, for every man that is a king over whatever domain under God was born by a woman. The mother begins to influence the child from the womb, depending on the love she gets from the mother in childhood. Her temperamental dispositions and feeding habits affect the child from the womb. When the child is born, it is released into the bosom of the mother whose sweet love surrounds and engulfs the child everyday. Everyday as the child sucks the breasts, it looks into the eyes of it’s mother only to see affection, care and attention. The child is soft or hard, kind or harsh, tender or reckless depending on the love she gets from the mother in childhood.
Mothers are teacher of Kings. The king of today was an ordinary boy yesterday under the tutelage of his mother. While the fathers are out there pursuing money and seeking how to make ends meet, the mother is at home forming the next generation; teaching, instructing and shaping the king. The faith of the child is formed by the instruction, the love and the prayer of the mother.
Mothers teach Oracles. An oracle is a divine instruction the word reveals to man by God through a human medium. Lemuel the King of Massa was taught oracle by his mother. The divine instruction that was to form his life and help him rule his domain in wisdom and righteousness were taught by his mother. Mothers have the mandate to teach their children eternal wisdom from divine source; which wisdom are to guide their lives in future.
As we remember our mothers today, therefore, it is important that we recognize their noble roles and respect their important responsibility. Mothers are sweet and are worthy of double honour. Brethren, it behoves us to pay homage to our mothers today as we celebrate the mother’s day.
Zekeri, Musa M.P.