She is one of the most precious people that we will ever know. She is a person who is selfless and caring. She makes sure that the needs of her family are all met. When there is never enough to go around she is the one who gives up her part so others can have what they need. She is mother. Paul writes to Timothy and speaks of two special ladies that were in his life. “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5 NASB) As important as taking care of a child’s physical needs are, so we learn, from this verse, it is to take care of their spiritual needs. Paul tells us that the faith that Timothy had came from the instruction he had received from his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice. This mother had taught her daughter the importance of spiritual things. She never forgot that training. She then carried this over to her son who was a very devoted servant of God. Listen to Paul as he tells the brethren at Philippi, “But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. 20 For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.” (Philippians 2:19-22 NASB) Timothy had proven himself trustworthy for the service of God. He is described as one who was concerned about their welfare. He put others and their needs first before his own. He was not concerned with what he could receive but what he could give. I certainly would like to have met him. I am sure the Philippians were blessed to have him in their presence. And we must give a great deal of credit to the two ladies, his grandmother and mother, who started him down the path toward being a servant. I can almost hear them teaching him the Scriptures. I can see them showing in their lives the way one is to care for others. I know the example and teaching received from them helped to form the character he now had achieved. Mothers, today I hope you are teaching your children the spiritual values they must have. So many times today we want them to succeed in the ways of the world, but we must see that they excel in spiritual growth.