Getting pregnant and giving birth doesn’t necessarily make person a mother. Nor does loving and caring alone (as does a step-mother, adoptive mother, guardian, grandmother, aunt, nurse, teacher, or social worker). Motherhood is more than biology (nature) and sociology (nurture); it’s also theology (Scripture). Jesus explains: “Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My … mother” (Matthew 12:50). Correctly understood, a true mother is any godly woman who lovingly and caringly leads others to usefulness AND a saving relationship with Christ. The world is most indebted to such “mothers-in-Israel”—and is in dire need of such “mothers of thousands of ten thousands” (cf. Judges 5:7; cf. Genesis 24:60). Thank you, Mothers! —Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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