Mother’s Day serves as the perfect time to appreciate moms and reflect on their contribution to the family unit, their communities, and ultimately the world. Every mom has a story and a lesson she can teach. So as we approach this special day I want to share five lessons we can learn from these five amazing moms in the Bible.
Hannah: Diligence in Prayer
So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the LORD for him.” – 1 Samuel 1:20
The first mom I want to introduce you to is Hannah. Hannah desperately wanted a child however, she struggled with infertility. Year after year went by with no child for Hannah. One day Hannah had enough. She cried out to the Lord in anguish for a child. The Lord answered Hannah’s prayer and blessed her with her first son. She named him Samuel which sounds like the Hebrew word for “heard by God” (1 Samuel 1:20).
Have you ever been in Hannah’s situation; crying out to the Lord for your child and fervently praying on their behalf? Maybe they are in trouble. Maybe they are facing a challenge out of their control. Maybe they just need a little motivation in school. Whatever the cry we learn from Hannah that the Lord has not forgotten our prayers to Him on behalf of our children. Our crying out, our fervent prayer, and seeking the Lord will never go in vain.
When we find ourselves waiting on God to move in our child’s lives may we keep seeking Him like Hannah, fully trusting that He sees and hears us. Prayer is truly the most powerful tool a mother can use.