My Servant Mother

On this coming Mother’s Day, I have been reminded something sweet about my mother. I was visiting her today and noticed how selfless she really is. While serving dinner, she insisted on giving me the best peace of meat. After arguing with her back and forth, she finally agreed to split the best piece in half, one for me and and one for her. She then would not sit down, making sure everyone, including her grandchildren, had everything they needed for dinner. Not for a moment did I notice my mom giving herself priority. My mom gives others the best, and keeps for herself what is left. She has always done that. My mom has been one of the prime examples on how Jesus wants me to be. A selfless servant. She has served my ill brother all of her life, and still does. She wants to give me money for everything. She wants to counsel me about everything in life. She forgives others, including my abusive father.  She prays and never loses faith.   She is a giver, not a taker. Is it just a mother’s instinct? Maybe. But it is service.  I am blessed to have an example on Jesus in my mom.  I will treat my own children the way she treats me. It is the way to live the Kingdom of Heaven.

“She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

Proverbs 31


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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

7 responses to “My Servant Mother

  • Carol Ann Hoel

    What a lovely tribute, Noel. And you have honored your mother by rising up and calling her blessed as the Proverb says. Blessings…

  • Cindy Holman

    I don’t see anything – was it erased?

  • Cindy Holman

    It’s back! What a wonderful tribute Noel!

  • dara poznar

    Your mom sounds like a special woman! I am happy she has such a grateful and loving son to honor her wonderfulness. 🙂 dara

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Noel you mom is a example of Proverbs 31 in todays world is very difficult as woman and as mother to follow Jesus example. The key of doing this is by forgiving others, your mother in every situations in her life she decide to forgive allowing God to fill her heart with love. I glad that God give you that great woman as your mother because I know the great mean of God that you had become God bless your mom and your family and ask her to write a book of her experienced so we can have hope that at the end of the road there is great victory in Jesus Christ.

  • Enmely Martinez

    Yes, Noel your mother is a true example of Proverbs 31. In today world it is difficult as a woman not to fall in the mess of bitterness and unselfishness in our every day life. Your mother chose to forgive in every situations in her life. This is the most important step to allow God to fill our heart with loves. This loves is reflected in her servant hood. I very glad that God had give you a wonderful mom because you turned to be a great man of God! God bless your mom and your family. Please ask her to write a book of her experienced and her walk with God for the rest of the mom that still have a long way to go.

    Thanks
    Enmely Martinez

  • Enemly Martinez

    Yes, Noel your mother is a true example of Proverbs 31. In today world it is difficult as a woman not to fall in the mess of bitterness and unselfishness in our every day life. Your mother chose to forgive in every situations in her life. This is the most important step to allow God to fill our heart with loves. This loves is reflected in her servant hood. I very glad that God had give you a wonderful mom because you turned to be a great man of God! God bless your mom and your family. Please ask her to write a book of her experienced and her walk with God for the rest of the mom that still have a long way to go.
    Thanks
    Enmely Martinez

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