by Brad Whitt

The Marks of a Marvelous Mom
Brad Whitt
Proverbs 31:10
Mother's Day 2006

INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and I want you to be finding your place at what will be for many of you a very familiar portion of scripture, especially for a Mother's Day Sunday morning, and that is Proverbs chapter 31, and verse number 10. And I want to talk to you for just a few minutes this morning about "The Marks of a Marvelous Mom."

Now, I say this every year, (and the reason for that is because it needs to be said every year) but I hope that you've already placed a call, or maybe earlier in the week you sent a card, to your mom to tell her just how much you love and appreciate and honor her for all that she's done for you, and even more than that, for just being your mom.

ILLUS: Chuck Swindoll asked a question that really makes a great point. He asked, "Who can ever measure the benefit of a mother's inspiration?"

And the answer is that there is no way that you or I or anybody can. You really can't measure the inspiration or the love or the training or the comfort or the prayers of a godly mother. So, if you haven't called or sent a card, then let me encourage you to make that call just as quickly as you can today, to tell her how much you love and appreciate and honor that one you call 'mom.' Because listen, mom's fill a place that can't be filled by anybody or anything else. As a matter of fact. . .

ILLUS: Billy Sunday, the Billy Graham of a past generation, once said, "Mothers fill places so great that there isn't an angel in heaven who wouldn't be glad to give a bushel of diamonds to come down here and take their place."

Now, I can just imagine that there are some mother's here this morning and you're sitting there thinking, "Yeah, and there are some times that I'd take that bushel of diamonds and run!" Amen? I know that. I know that mother's are the most underpaid and overlooked group that I know of in the world today. B ...

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