For Mother’s Day, we asked mothers to share their hopes for their children. Regardless of how old their children are, many mothers shared a similar desire to see their children flourish in the destinies God has called them to.
By Brenda Lee
Trinitarians gathered to celebrate Mothers’ Day on May 13 and 14.
During service, mothers were blessed with a special gift, as well as hand-written cards by Ignyters (youths) and a video exhortation by Lead Pastor Gerald Tan, where he prayed a special blessing over mothers.
Walk with the Lord
Jerine Yue, a product developer and mother of 13-year-old Isaac, and nine-year-old Kayla shared: “My hope is that they will grow up in the Lord and have personal encounters with God so that they will know and be able to fulfil their destinies.”
Angie Ng, a homemaker hoped her 19-year-old daughter, Megan, a university student in Campus Ministry, would pursue God all the days of her life.
These hopes mirrored the hearts of two mothers in the Bible, Lois and Eunice, who were Timothy’s grandmother and mother respectively. Although we do not know much about them personally, the fruits of their labour and legacy of faith are evident in Timothy, who is described by Paul in 2 Timothy 1:5 as having a sincere faith because of their godly influence.
Legacy of serving the Lord
Valerie Ong, whose children and grandchild are also worshipping in Trinity said, “My desire and hope are that everyone in the household will serve the Lord. I have a son and a daughter, who are serving the Lord, my son-in-law is serving the Lord, both of us (Valerie and husband) are serving the Lord, so we are very happy. I’m very happy.”
Valerie added that even her one-year-old granddaughter, Cara (below), worships God: “She can lift her hands when we worship and sometimes say ‘Hallelujah!’”
Angie also expressed her gratitude to God for placing godly people in Megan’s life.
“I really thank God for her Spiritual Parent, whom my daughter looks up to. Some things we say (as parents), she doesn’t listen, but if her Spiritual Parent says it, she listens!”
We thank God for faithful mothers and spiritual mothers in our lives. May God bless them richly and pour out His abundant grace and favor over them! We love you, mothers!
Reflect & Respond
If you are a parent or a spiritual parent, how can you continue to nurture and guide your spiritual baby? If you are not, consider getting started to make an impact through making disciples.
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About the Author
Brenda Lee is God's beloved child and can be found happy-lee drawing with a cup of tea and lofi music. A campus student, she marvels at how God can be evidently seen throughout her Sociology major.