The Mother of Influencers

I could only hope her impressiveness makes me look a little better.

2 Kings 24:1-20

Reference: “Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.” 2 Kings‬ ‭24:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: My mother recently went on a tour of the national parks in America. At one point she sent through a photo of her on a horse.

My sister rightfully responded by saying, “I hope I can get up on the back of a horse when I’m 71!”

My mother really is extraordinary. She is always looking out for other people and hardly seems to have slowed down as she cruises through her early 70s.

I am proud to introduce my mum to my friends and colleagues. I could only hope her impressiveness makes me look a little better.

Application: Mothers are influential in our lives. While we still make our own choices we certainly learn a great deal about the world from our mothers and mother-figures.

It’s no surprise that when a new King is introduced in 2 Kings that the writers also mention his mother. Our ancestors do not decide our future but they do influence it.

Let’s take the time today to appreciate those who give guidance and love. Think of those who have positively impacted your life and find ways to do the same for others.

Prayer: Lord, You are the great provider, encourager and supporter. Thank You for the mothers and mother-figures in our lives who have followed Your lead and supported us. May we find others to love and care for in our own lives. Amen.

Who has positively impacted your life?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.