Daily Bible Inspirations

My Mother

by Pastor Ken

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Exodus 20:12

Last October I went to the city in South Korea where my mother was born. I strolled through a open air market where farmers were selling produce and other farm products they had raised. As I walked I caught a sight of an elderly woman; causing me to imagine my mom doing the same thing many years ago. My eyes filled with tears thinking about how much I missed her.

My mom was such a hard worker. When my dad died; leaving her with five children to raise, she did all sorts of odd-jobs just so we would have food to eat. One of those jobs was selling vegetables to other women for their families. So when I saw that elderly woman selling vegetables, I was reminded of the willing and loving sacrifices my mom made for me and my siblings.

Mothers are a precious gift—treat yours with all the tender, loving care in the world.

Father, today is Mother’s Day. Help me to express my appreciation to my mom. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.