MOTHERHOOD QUOTES, NO. 2
THE VERSATILE MOTHER
"Mothers must make the training of their children the subject of much consideration, study and prayer. If any mind should be well stored with knowledge, it is the mind of a mother. If anyone needs to understand philosophy – mental, natural, and moral – it is a mother. If anyone needs the wisdom of a serpent and the harmlessness of a dove, it is a mother. It is, therefore, all important that mothers should meet together, exchange views and books, and converse, pray, and devise every measure for training up their children in the way they should go." .
~ Charles Finney
MOTHERS LIGHT THE WORLD
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother, who was in the front row to prompt him, formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help. His memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the words to him, "I am the Light of the world." The little boy beamed and with great feeling and a loud clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world."
A MOTHER'S INFLUENCE
"There is more in a mother's hand than in a king's scepter."
~ Billy Sunday
Once, Eisenhower's mother was waiting in a certain place to meet her son, the President of the USA, when reporters spotted her, came up to her and said, "Don't you feel great about your illustrious son?" "Which one?" she replied.
MOTHERS DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF THE NATION
"To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens."
~ Spencer W. Kimball
THE GREATEST TEACHER
An editor of a London newspaper submitted to Winston Churchill, for his approval, a list of all those who had been his teachers. Looking at the list Winston remarked, "You have omitted the great of all my teachers--my mother."
FULL TIME SERVICE
A woman once wrote Gipsy Smith after an evangelistic campaign to tell him she had been converted as a result of one of his messages. She said, "I believe the Lord wants me to preach the Gospel, Brother Smith, but the trouble is that I have 12 children to raise! What shall I do? She received this letter in reply, "My dear lady, I am happy to hear that you have been saved and feel called to preach, but I am even more delighted to know that God has already provided you with a congregation of 12!"