Proverbs 31 Women

The Turners and Lesters

This weekend we honor mothers. Happy Mother’s Day to moms today! Proverbs 31 mentions how her children will rise up and call her blessed. Solomon’s mom fades into the background – and yet, Proverbs 31 shows some of the influence she had upon him.

Pictured above are my Grandpa and Grandma New, both now in Heaven. These two were married for almost 63 years and were a great example for me as I grew up.

My granddad was a preacher of the gospel and my grandma was a godly Sunday school teacher who prayed for her family daily until Alzheimer’s took most of her memories away.

My Grandma Lester, who lived into her 90s, raised seven children – for most of those years as a single mom. After 27 years of marriage, my grandparents separated. She determined to raise the children well.

My dad was #6 of 7. My grandmother did her best to instill a love for God in my dad. Today, my dad is a pastor in the state of Georgia. He has faithfully preached the gospel for over 45 years.

The last lady is my mom. She has been married to my dad for over 50 years – that in itself speaks volumes. Speaking for my two sisters and myself, our mom is our biggest fan. She is intensely loyal concerning her children!

She loves her kids fiercely – and may love the grandkids even more! A few years ago, mom had a major surgery to remove a brain tumor. We are grateful for God’s healing.

Then, there is the picture of my wife, along with my mom and mother-in-law (and dad and father-in-law). These women all have a great testimony for the Lord and I’m thankful for their influence on me, as well as our children.

I am the benefactor of this legacy. These godly ladies have prayed for me, invested in me, and helped to instill a passion for God’s work. So, on Mother’s Day, I am thankful for the blessed heritage.

Today, my wife is helping to pass this legacy on to our five daughters. Now, with one child engaged, the second graduating from high school, the day has come where they too rise up to call her blessed.

Take a few moments today to thank God for the Proverbs 31 Women of your life. Rise and call them blessed. Why do we bless them?

  1. They love us unconditionally.
  2. They are our biggest fans.
  3. They pray for us.
  4. They spend time with us.
  5. They teach us.
  6. They nurture us.
  7. They guide us.

What else would you add to this list?

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