A man can provide a house, but it is the mother who builds a homely environment for all to thrive, especially the children.
The character of a mother is therefore important because it has a lasting influence on her children.
We have just seen that a mother is a helper. She is also a comforter! When Jesus is about to leave His disciples He promises them a Helper and a Comforter in the Person of the Holy Spirit. In Isaiah 66:13 God tells Israel that “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”
In Luke 2:51 we see that Mary treasured up some observations about the young Jesus in her heart. Perhaps it was because of that that she could ask him to intervene at the wedding when the host ran out of wine. She remembered that Jesus was not an ordinary man and tapped into that.
Mother seeks only the best for her children. She prays and hears from God about each child. She holds on God’s promises even when it is difficult. In 2 Kings 4:30 the Shunamite woman insisted on only the best for her son. And her son lived again.
So, mom has a powerful influence. She is not replaceable in the home.