When God calls a woman to be a mother, He blesses her; and, through her vocation, He blesses her children in ways that build up the church and stabilize the civil order. The holy office of motherhood plays an irreplaceable role in bringing new human beings into the world, raising their souls in the Christian faith, and filling their hearts and minds with goodness, truth, and beauty. Christians rightly honor mothers as one of God’s greatest blessings.
New this Mother’s Day at the Hausvater Project:
- “Mothers and Their Great Influence”—Pastor Juan Palm traces the lasting impact of Old Testament mothers
- “Breasts and Hands”—Marie MacPherson draws encouragement for mothers from the Bible
- “The Gentle Childhood: A Path Toward Home for Mother and Child”—Jenna Thompson reflects on God’s blessings amid the many challenges of homeschooling
- “The Creation Foundation”—Pastor Jonathan Conner reflects upon God’s male-and-female design for marriage
Mothers and Their Great Influence
By Juan Palm
In 1 and 2 Kings, mothers are a major influence on the kings of Israel and Judah. Sometimes they are named. When they are, they are notably a strong influence. ... As we remember Mother’s Day, remember what a blessing it is to have godly mothers around us who have influenced the next generation.
Breasts and Hands
By Marie MacPherson
Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.
In this passage, God speaks to His children with all of the warmth, tenderness, and reassurance of a breastfeeding mother. Women who have nursed a baby understand that, even if distracted by a project or travel, her body will not let her forget to nurse or pump. When her breasts fill to capacity with milk, there will be physical consequences for her—an unwanted milk letdown, inflammation, or even pain and infection. But, even if a nursing mother could forget her child, God cannot forget His children.
The Gentle Childhood: A Path Toward Home for Mother and Child
By Jenna Thompson
If you have been homeschooling your children for longer than 3 days, you have inevitably been faced with THE QUESTION from well-meaning family, friends, church members, doctors, dentists and neighbors; “How DO you DO IT?” ...
The title of my article is “The Gentle Childhood: A path Toward Home for Mother and Child” and I was very careful in choosing that article, because the homeschooling journey is wonderful and powerful and fruitful and life-changing; but it is not THE path toward Home.
Whatever twists and turns God takes you on on your path, be not afraid. He is with you. He is with your children . He has redeemed you and you are HIS! And it is finished! Nothing you do will add to what has already been won for them in Christ. So be faithful. Be wise and be willing. But be not afraid.
The Creation Foundation
Male and female He created them? Same-sex marriage? Transgender? How are we to understand marriage these days?
We absolutely must look beyond our hearts to discover what is good and God tells us in creation: male and female; this is good. Marriage between male and female is good. The procreative, one-flesh union between a male and female in marriage is good. The family that grows out of this union is good. The culture that is built on this family is good. The culture that is built on these goods is good.
Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education XIX
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Forgiveness in Christ: it’s for you and your children. (Acts 2:38-29)
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