When I think about my Mother, Min. Marilyn Marshall-Pierce, a woman who is a beautiful 71 years young, elegant, virtuous, wise-hearted and blessed of the Lord, there is nothing else in this world that can compare to the love, sacrifice, devotion and prayers that she has had for her children. I have six siblings who can each attest to the remarkable way in which our mother raised us to honor, love and fear the Lord. It is as a result of her steadfast prayers and labor of love that each one of us have become the people we are today. She has always encouraged us to read the Bible, pray and live godly lives with respect for ourselves and others. My Mother also emphasized getting an education and striving for mastery in areas of our individual expertise, creativity and goals so that we could make a positive contribution to our community and the world.
The month of May has been largely dedicated to honoring Mothers throughout America and around the world. I would like to encourage you to share your heartfelt gratitude and thankfulness to God for your Mother, and if she is still alive make sure that you let her know personally how important she is to you. Please don't let money or distance hinder you from reaching out to her in a meaningful way. Give it all you've got in letting your Mother know how much you appreciate the sacrifice, years of care, prayers, giving of encouragement, and support that she has contributed to your life. Make your Mother smile!
Remember, that there are so many people who would give anything they have just to see their Mother's beautiful smile or hear her voice one more time. Never take your Mother for granted, because you don't know when it might be your last time to say the words "Mom, I love you so much." Mothers are a treasure of wisdom and a gift from the Lord to us all. They may not be perfect, but they are worthy to be honored, respected and loved.
A MOTHER'S DAY PRAYER
My Mother, I love, honor and respect her
and that's why I pray, not only on Mother's Day,
but every day with remembrance of all the love and self sacrifice
she has shown and expressed throughout the years.
I give thanks to the Lord and I have to profess,
my life is better because of the warmth and safety of her love,
prayers and tender embrace.
She taught me everything she knew so that I could learn to walk,
run and get up if I should fall. She nurtured and cared for me as she
taught me how to stand on the Word of God
while supported by her faithful hand and prayers.
I am thankful that my Mother believed in me
and inspired me to dream as though nothing would be impossible
for me to accomplish. It was her faithful example that pointed the way
to the life that I have in the Lord Jesus Christ today.
I love you Mom, and I thank God for you everyday.
That's why I'm taking this special moment to pray.
May God bless my Mother, Min. Marilyn Marshall - Pierce,
& all Mothers on this Mother's Day!
~ Apostle Dr. Bethtina Q. Williams
I'd like to ask you to a moment and share a memory or thought about your Mother for which you are thankful with us. Your comments are truly an encouragement to everyone. Thank you and God bless you!