Devotion

A Mother’s Impact

by Greg Laurie on May 8, 2021
You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
—2 Timothy 3:15
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President George Washington said, “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.”

Mothers play such a vital role in our society. Not only do they impact their children, but they also impact their grandchildren and maybe even their great-grandchildren. They impact generations because of the truths they pass on.

The apostle Paul wrote to young Timothy about the impact of Timothy’s mother and grandmother on his life: “I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you” (2 Timothy 1:5 NLT).

This shows us the importance of a godly heritage. For Timothy, it started with his grandmother, Lois, went to his mother, Eunice, and next to Timothy. And then Timothy passed that faith on.

If you’re a mom, maybe you feel as though you didn’t do your job all that well. However, your children are a work in progress. So keep praying for them and never give up, because your impact is greater than you may realize.

Abraham Lincoln, regarded by many as one of the greatest presidents in American history, said, “All that I am or hope to be, I owe it to my angel mother.” And President Ronald Reagan said, “From my mother, I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.”

Scripture says of the godly woman, “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: ‘There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!’” (Proverbs 31:28–29 NLT).

If you’ve been a godly mother and have done your part to raise your children in the way of the Lord, what a treasure you are. What a blessing you are. We thank you and honor you this Mother’s Day weekend.

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