Ame. That is the Hebrew word for mother. The word literally means, “the bond of the family.” It signifies the force that strengthens and holds things together.
Moms are the ones that calm down bickering teenagers, and make sure the family dines together, etc. Generally, mom is the one that makes a house a home. My wife does a tremendous job of making sure our crew has lots of family pictures, experiences, and traditions. All of the little things that equal one big happy family.
There are some stories in scripture that exemplify in the spiritual realm, what the word “ame” signifies.
1. I Kings 3:17 -27 – A mother never wants division.
2. Matthew 20:20-21 – A mother desires her children to be as close to Jesus as possible.
3. Judges 5:6-7 – A mother brings safety.
4. II Kings 4:19 – A mother brings comfort to her hurting children.
5. John 2:3– A mother believes in her children.
The list could go and on. The bible is a book filled with great, godly mothers. I want to say thank you to my mother for never giving up on us boys. I want to say thank you to my wife for being so devoted to our children.
Somebody recently commented that ConnectPoint has the cutest children. I agree! We also have the greatest mothers.
You ladies are literally the glue that God uses to connect the family. Keep making sure the family all comes home for the holidays. Insist on giving your children the gift of experiences. Experiences last a lot longer than extravagant gifts. Ensure that your family has traditions that they refuse to change. Finally, make sure your children are connected to Jesus Christ in a life changing way.
Happy Mother’s Day!