As Mother’s day were celebrated all over the world, the wife of Nigeria Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, stated that Nigeria was in dire need of good mothers like the biblical Deborah.
Mrs. Osinbajo spoke during a sermon on sunday where she delivered at a service organised by the Aso Rock Villa Chapel to mark this year’s Mother’s Day.
She enjoined mothers to strive to be role models by exhibiting the attributes of Christian mothers.
She made references from the book of Judges, chapter 5, verses 6-7, and said the life of Deborah in the bible should be a lesson for all women.
She said, “This (Deborah) is the kind of mother we need today. She is a woman of great strength. There is a call today for Nigerian mothers to arise. Deborah arose for the people then.
“Mothers, it is a day for celebration and it is also a day to remember our calling and a day to remember what the Lord requires of us.”
She also urged all mothers in the country to teach their children virtues.
“The key thing in motherhood is the children. We need to teach our children the right way. Man shall not live by bread alone; so mothers need to teach our children spiritual things,” she said.
Also quoting from the book of Mark, chapter 6, verses 12-28, Mrs. Osinbajo acknowledged that not all mothers are good and godly.
According to her, King Herod’s wife is a bad case of motherhood in the bible.
“She is anti-human, anti-gospel and anti-Christ,” she said.