John 20:20-23 records when Salome (mother of James and John) approached Jesus on behalf of her two sons. She is often the brunt of preachers' scorn, but she was not rebuked by Christ. In fact, we see Salome as a godly example of what a mother should be throughout the gospels. She was a worshiper. She interceeded for her children. She took her dreams and expectations to the Lord. She hoped in the Lord. She was desirous to plant her sons into the kingdom. In Mark 15, you find her at Calvary, when most other followers had fled, as a faithful disciple. And in Mark 16:1, she was counted worthy to be a witness to God's power.
Book Review: I challenge you to take time to consider the vastness of creation and the indescribable glory of our Creator, Jesus Christ. Ask Him to open your eyes to the truths of His majesty. Empty your mind of all that seeks to distract you from true communion with Him and give Him praise. Lift your hands and heart to Him in complete surrender and ask Him for the grace that you need to love Him as you ought.
My wife and oldest daughter are beginning a Bible study of the Proverbs 31 woman. On the eve of our 13th anniversary, I realized I haven’t thought of Shannon as a Proverbs 31 woman. But that was because I never had to. Verse 11 and 12 says she is trustworthy and constant in her love. I have trusted Shannon with all the things of my heart for thirteen years and I have never questioned or doubted her love for me or our children.