MESSAGES TO INSPIRE MOTHERS
By Pastor Glenn Pease
1. REBEKAH, A MARVELOUS MOTHER Based on Gen. 25:19-282. REBEKAH A MARVELOUS MATE AND MOTHER Based on Gen. 27:1-293. HAGAR A MOTHER SEES GOD Based on Gen. 21:1-204. RACHEL A WINNING MOTHER Based on Gen. 30:1-245. JOCHEBED A GREAT MOTHER Based on
6. BATHSHEBA A MOTHER WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE Based on I Kings 1:11-317. SARAH THE MOTHER OF NATIONS Based on Gen. 17:15-228. WOMAN OF TYRE A MOTHER’S FAITH AND DOG FOOD Based on MARK7:24f 9. IDEAL MOTHER1 A SERVANT MOTHER Based on Matt. 20:20-2810. IDEAL MOTHER2 PROVERBS IDEAL MOTHER Based on Prov. 31:10-3111. IDEAL MOTHER3 PROVERBS IDEAL MOTHER 2 Based on Prov. 31:10-3112. IDEAL MOTHER4 A MOTHER'S COMFORT Based on Isa. 66:7-13
1. REBEKAH, A MARVELOUS MOTHER
Nathan Ausabel tells of the Jewish couple with 9 children who went to the Rabbi to get adivorce. When the question of custody came up the wife said she wanted 5 of the childrenand he could have 4. The husband said, "Why should I have only 4? You take the 4 andI'll take the 5." In order to resolve the conflict the Rabbi suggested that they livetogether one more year and have another child. Then they could divide with an equalshare of the family. The couple agreed to the plan. But a year later the man came back to the Rabbi and said the plan did not work. The Rabbi asked, "Why? Didn't your wifegive birth?" "Yes," he said, "But you see, it was twins." They were right back wherethey started, and even Solomon in all his wisdom could not divide an odd number of children evenly.Twins can be a problem. Luis Palau, the Billy Graham of South America, wasworried sick when his wife gave birth to twins in 1963. The doctor told him there was avery strange heart beat and they may loose the child. They did not know she had twobabies in her. Palau had to make the decision that if necessary they let the baby die tosave his wife, but it turned out to be a day of joy as the irregular heartbeat was really theregular heartbeat of two. What a scare these twins gave him. Twins have scared peopleall through history, and in many cultures they have been immediately killed. Christianmissionaries have labored hard to convince natives that twins are not an evil omen, andtoday there are many healthy twins where once they were killed.