Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is a joyful day for some, and a sad day for others, depending on your particular circumstances. Either way, it usually causes us all to look back through the years and reflect on our mothers and the impact they have had on us. The great 19th century Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon, as a grown man reflected back and considered the impact of his own mother, especially with regard to the care of his soul.
Below are quotes from Charles Spurgeon’s Autobiography.
“Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children. I am sure that, in my early youth, no teaching ever made such an impression upon my mind as the instruction of my mother; neither can I conceive that, to any child, there can be one who will have such influence over the heart as the mother who has so tenderly cared for her offspring. A man with a soul so dead as not to be moved by the sacred name of “mother” is creation’s blot. Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother.”
“I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother.”
To Mothers –
“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”