by Frank Damazio

In Honor of Mothers: The Unknown Women Who Impact Destinies
Frank Damazio
2 Timothy 1:5

- Abraham Lincoln: ''No one is poor who had a godly mother.''

- Jewish proverb: ''God could not be everywhere so He created mothers.''

INTRODUCTION: In today's message, we are going to honor mothers because the Bible specifically tells us to do so and the Bible also says if we honor our mothers and fathers there is a great reward. The Bible is very specific that to dishonor mother or father has great consequences.

''Once the New York Times was asked to help a group of club women decide on the twelve greatest women in the United States. After due consideration, the editors replied, 'The twelve greatest women in the United States are women who have never been heard of outside of their own homes.'' It is an unnoticed arena, one without lights, cameras or even an audience. No one claps in appreciation or writes rave reviews in the paper. Yet here in the quiet realm of the unknown stars, destinies are being forged and greatness is being cultivated in the lives of many young men and women. We all know the greatness of Thomas Edison, but do we know the greatness of his mother? Edison's inventions are still affecting our lives today. What ongoing effect has the life of his mother had? When Edison was a child his teachers thought he was retarded, unable to learn, but his mother knew better. And the results of her life poured into her son has changed the world in which we live. Today we honor mothers, the women whose accomplishments are often unknown outside their home, yet whose influence changes the destinies of men and women and thus the destinies of nations.

Definition for Honor

To revere; to respect; to treat with deference and submission; To reverence; to manifest the highest veneration for; to entertain the most exalted thoughts of; to worship; to adore; To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to elevate in rank or station; To treat with due civility an ...

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