Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mothers in Zion; Heart and Soul of Family

From President Ezra Taft Benson we receive the following powerful truths:

"Mothers in Zion, your God-given roles are so vital to your own exaltation and to the salvation and exaltation of your family.  A child needs a mother more than all the things money can buy.  Spending time with your children is the greatest gift of all." 

“Nurture your children with love and the admonitions of the Lord.  God holds parents responsible for their stewardship in rearing their family. It is a most sacred responsibility."

"[Mothers] are, or should be, the very heart and soul of the family. No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother. There is no more noble work than that of a good and God-fearing mother."

"In the eternal family, God established that fathers are to preside in the home. Fathers are to provide, to love, to teach, and to direct. A mother’s role is also God-ordained. Mothers are to conceive, to bear, to nourish, to love, and to train. So declare the revelations."  -Benson

May we ponder on these; and seek to know how we can fulfill this Prophetic guidance. I have a personal 'testimony' as to the truthfulness of these messages. I have seen how obedience to them brings great peace and blessings at home and how their disregard results in problems in the lives of all affected.

“Motherhood is the greatest potential influence 
either for good or ill in human life.”  
- President David O. McKay