God is the Creator of all. When He originally made the world, He created the woman for the man. He said that they would be fruitful and multiply. We see from the very beginning in Genesis 2 that God purposed and designed a plan for motherhood.

In fact, motherhood was part of God’s redemptive plan when Jesus intended to come to us as our Savior. God needed a vessel to produce this child. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and Mary had the honor of carrying the Messiah in her womb. Someone had to do it, and the Lord chose her.

It was through a mother that Jesus grew, was raised, and completed His mission to live the perfect life, fully God and fully man, and to die, rise, and save us from sin and eternal death. Motherhood is powerful. It is a great honor and privilege that the Lord gave to women. Today, we are going to look into what the Bible says about mothers.

Genesis 3:20: "The man called his wifes name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”

Women are given the gift of developing and nurturing life. If God only made Adam and Eve, but no way for them to procreate, God would just be making people one at a time. The Lord has a sweet plan to involve us in multiplying humanity. He gave us the gift of sex to bind a marriage, and the joy of being directly involved in His creation plan.

Through our parents, God gave us life. He allowed them to be a part of His purposes. It is truly beautiful when we think about how the Lord has gifted women with this privilege. Although motherhood comes with pain and challenges because of sin in the world, the Lord blesses it (John 16:21).

Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.”

God uses the example of moms to reveal His greater love for us. When we think about how selfless, kind, and sacrificial the love of a mother is, it is a glimpse of the way that our Savior loves us. God reminds us of His loyalty in Isaiah, with the example of a loving mom. We are forever His and He loves us so much.

Isaiah 49:15-16 says, “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”

Proverbs 31 is a passage about women of noble character. It goes into the specific example of moms, and says that her children will call her blessed. It says that a woman who fears the Lord is to be honored. When a woman is a mother or a spiritual mother, her hard work, long days, sleepless nights, and heartfelt prayers do not go unnoticed by God. He values women.

Proverbs 31:28-31 says, “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

When Mary was told that she was pregnant with Jesus, the angel said that she was “highly favored” (Luke 1:28). God tells us to honor our father and mother (Deuteronomy 5:16). The Lord blesses parents with the gift of children. He entrusts them with this opportunity to care for and evangelize to their children. Where some might devalue motherhood in certain areas of the world as “not enough,” the Lord sees those women and greatly values their sacrifice to prioritize loving and training up their kids well.

Now technically speaking, a biological mother is one who produces a child. However, not all women are physical mothers, but the Bible mentions both physical and spiritual mothers. Mothers are women who are investing into the lives of those coming behind them in life. Psalm 145:4 says, One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”

God even has a verse that shares about His care and purpose for women who are unable to physically have children. Even if she does not have physical children, He can give her spiritual children. Psalm 113:9 says, “He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.”

We see a high value of motherly influence in the life of Timothy. In 2 Timothy 1:5 it says, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” Timothy grew up and became a man of God who served the Lord with his life. A major reason for this was the influence of his grandmother and mother. There is power in spiritually investing into those younger than us. This can be through mentoring, serving in children or youth ministry in churches, or just loving young people like family.

Women have a special responsibility to invest Biblical truths and model the love of God to those younger than them. Women are equally a part of the Great Commission to share the gospel with others. Maybe your mother has passed away or does not share the same faith as you. Who is another woman who has taken the time to spiritually invest in you? I can think of the blessing of my own mother, as well as spiritual mothers in the faith who have taken time and energy to love me and point me to Christ. They each have taught me different things and shown me different parts of the character of God.

The Lord values moms everywhere and He has a purpose and a blessing for them. May we always find the time to thank them.

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Emma DanzeyEmma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew and they have been married for over a year. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She has the joy of being the host of Her Many Hats podcast where she explores the many roles that women play while serving One God.

Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Currently, she is in the editing stages of her first published book on singleness. Emma also had the privilege of being a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com and check out Her Many Hats podcast on Instagram @her_many_hats.