"A Mother's Faith"

May 04, 2022 | By Chuck

     There is nothing more precious and valuable than one’s faith. Our faith is not only helpful in this life, but also in the eternal life to come. Our faith is also special because it is often passed down to us from our mother. Mothers pass down many things to their children. From special family recipes and family traditions to life experiences and lessons. The most important thing that a mother can pass along to her children is her faith.

            “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well” (II Timothy 1:5). Timothy’s faith began with the faith of his grandmother who passed her faith on to her daughter, Timothy’s mom, who passed her faith on to Timothy. Timothy went on to make a huge impact on the Lord’s church and the faith of many individuals. There’s no doubt that Timothy learned a tremendous amount about spirituality and being faithful to God from the apostle Paul. But his faith began with his mother’s faith. Timothy’s mother invested the time into the spiritual life of her son and helped to plant that seed of faith in him from a very young age. A mother’s faith has the ability to shape the spiritual lives of her family for generations.

            “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (II Timothy 3:14-15).