Praise to Mothers
With Mother’s Day coming up, I want to salute all moms by commending one mom in particular. The Bible simply says she was the wife of Manoah. Though we don’t know her name, we know her son’s name: Samson.
God promised to give a child to this childless wife of Manoah. Before his birth, God gave special instructions for the lifestyle this boy was to live. However, the instructions for living a set-apart life were not just for Samson, but also for his mom while she carried him. If she did not do her part, then Samson might not have been able to do all God had planned for him.
A godly, obedient mother established the spiritual framework for Samson to move into his calling and to rescue God’s people.
To Manoah’s wife—and all moms everywhere—thank you for giving your children life and a future.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.