Texts: 1 Samuel 1:6-10, 20; Hebrews 10:36
This year’s Baptist Women Missionary Union’s Mother’s Day theme is “Perseverance: A Price of Motherhood”. Mothers are passing through challenging times. This makes motherhood demanding and persevering mothers are becoming scarce. The Bible however shows us a mother who accomplished God’s purpose through paying the price of perseverance. Hannah, a mother and wife endured Penninah’s ridicule in order to accomplish God’s plan for her life. Like an athlete aiming towards the goal, she kept her candle of faith burning until she won the prize of perseverance. She gave birth to her first son, Samuel, the foremost prophet in Israel.
Perseverance is persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
What situation are you passing through as a mother? Are you weighed down with loads of care? It is our prayer that through this year’s programme, you will be strengthened to run to the finishing line. Forge ahead through God’s strength. Do not give in to the devil’s trick. Like Hannah, you will also testify to God’s promises which are reliable and eternal. (more…)