6 Unique Stories of Mothers in the Bible

In celebration of mothers' day 2024, we have decided to celebrate by listing a few faithful mothers in the Bible.
In Celebration of Mother's Day -  5 Faithful Mothers in the Bible

1. Eve

You can say all you want about Mummy Eve, but in Genesis 2:21-25, we read that Eve was formed as the first woman and mother. Without a single role model or mentor, she paved the maternal path to becoming the "Mother of All the Living." Her name means "living thing" or "life". Eve probably knew God more intimately than any other woman after her because she had a direct fellowship with God before sin and the fall - I mean, literally, God came in the cool of the evenings to speak with Adam and Eve. She and her friend, Adam lived in Paradise, but they ruined it by listening to Satan instead of God.

Eve suffered terrible grief when her son Cain murdered his brother Abel, but despite these tragedies, she went on to fulfill her role in God's plan of populating the Earth.

2. Mary

In Luke 1:26-56, we read about the undoubtedly, most popular mother in the Bible - I mean, she’s the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ! Mary conceived Jesus, the Son of God, through the Holy Spirit. She was visited by the angel Gabriel, who informed her of the unique privilege that she had of bearing God’s Son. She responded in humility, rejoicing in the Lord’s greatness, and He blessed her greatly.

3. Lois and Eunice

Lois and Eunice were the grandmother and mother of Timothy respectively. We read about them in the book of 2nd Timothy 1:3-5 where we see how much Lois and Eunice trained Timothy in the word of God. Thanks to their spiritual guidance, Timothy grew strong in the faith and became a prominent leader in the early church. Paul states in his second letter to Timothy:

“I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day. I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears, so that I may be filled with joy, as I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you.” – 2 Timothy 1:3-5

4. Sarah

Another powerful mother in the Bible is our dear Mummy Sarah. Her story is largely recorded in Genesis 17:15-18:15, 21:1-7; and Hebrews 11:11-12 amongst other scriptural references. One unique part of her life was how that Mummy Sarah was elderly when the Lord told her and Father Abraham that she would conceive and bear a son – so old that she laughed at the prospect. She had struggled with infertility for many years and had given up on having a child. However, the Lord fulfilled His promise and blessed them with their son, Isaac, whose name means “laughter”. We are told that Abraham was 100 years old at the time of his son’s birth.

5. Jochebed

Exodus 2:1-10

As Pharaoh demanded that all the sons of the Jews be killed, Jochebed hid her son, Moses, for three months. When she was no longer able to hide him, she constructed a basket and set him afloat in the Nile River, trusting God to save him. Moses was found by Pharaoh’s daughter and grew up to be a great leader of the Israelites, leading them out of their captivity in Egypt.

6. Hannah 

In 1st Samuel 1:1-2:21, we read Hannah's story, which is one of the most touching in the entire Bible. Like several other mothers in the Bible, she knew what it meant to suffer long years of barrenness. In Hannah's case she was cruelly taunted by her husband's other wife. But Hannah never gave up on God. Finally, her heartfelt prayers were answered. She gave birth to a son, Samuel, then did something entirely selfless to honour her promise to God. God favoured Hannah with five more children, bringing great blessings to her life.


As we celebrate mother's day today, we remember these faithful mother figures who were heroes in their own right. We use them as a contact to every true mother today and pray that they live long enough to reap the fruits of their labour over their children. 

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