We honor our mothers with roses on Mother’s Day. Today let’s honor Manoah’s wife with a single beautiful rose for her motherhood.
Known throughout the Bible as “Manoah’s wife,” another phrase can be used to describe this lovely lady: She was “Samson’s mother.” This gentle woman lived her life in the shadow of two men—her husband, Manoah, and her famous son, Samson, a judge of God’s people and the strongest man who ever lived. Being a wife and mother appears to have been enough for her happiness and fulfillment.
Aren’t you glad the Bible paints such a positive picture of parenting? From it we learn these divine truths about being a mom:
- Children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3).
- The fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3).
The Bible also gives parents sound advice for raising children. For instance …
- Train up a child in the way he should go (Proverbs 22:6).
- Bring your children up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
- Love your children (Titus 2:4).
If you’re a mom, your calling is a high and noble one, a momentous stewardship as God entrusts precious children—His special creations—to you! Have a blessed and happy Mother’s Day!
Start or end your day with the powerful reminders of God’s work in the lives of women in the Bible in One Minute with the Women of the Bible by Elizabeth George. You’ll find encouragement for your own faith journey as you learn how God has comforted, helped, and provided for these women.