Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-5
Title: A Mother’s Influence
Introduction: A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: “My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I”? When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word Mother.
The Bible is filled with stories written regarding the influence of Mothers. I think of Jochebed, the mother of Moses, whose very name signifies her glory is Jehovah.
Then who could ever forget the beautiful story of Hannah who prayed for a baby boy, and when God gave him to her, she gave him back to God, the prophet Samuel.
There is Ruth, queen of the harvest field, who is in the ancestral line of our Lord.
In the New Testament, there is Mary, the mother of Jesus, preferred among women.