Greetings In The Name Of Jesus,

     One of the Ten Commandments tells us in Exodus 20:12: “Honor your Father and your Mother that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

    Ephesians 6:1-3 in the New Testament shows the longevity of such a wonderful command with promise: "1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."  2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”

     The word “honor” means to place a value on something, to consider it a prized possession. In the original Hebrew, as found in Exodus 20:12, the word “honor” has fascinating roots. It comes from a Hebrew word which means “to be heavy.” The word is used to describe someone who was heavy with wealth; someone who is considered important and impressive.

     We are of the belief of course that Mothers should be honored on a daily basis, and not just one day out of an entire year.  While we live in a day in which it seems children are doing just the opposite of honoring (and obeying) their parents, without a doubt, this should not be the case within the church!


Our desire as a church is to lift up the arms of the parents and to come alongside both Moms and Dads as they do their best to live for Jesus and share His love with their Children.

     No, not every Mother is a Proverbs 31 woman, but we believe it's within the local church that Mothers can are equipped with the kind of spiritual tools to be the best they can be to God's glory.

Blessings in Christ,

Blanzie Williams, Jr.

Bishop, Brighter Hope Christian Fellowship