Happy Mother's Day!

May 09, 2011

What will your child grow up to be?

Grace Mullen, archivist and assistant librarian at Montgomery Library, recently brought to light the first letter of J. Gresham Machen, founding faculty member of Westminster Theological Seminary.   As an adult, he turned the tides of conservative Christianity.  However, when only 5 years old (in 1886), he wrote a letter to his aunt (below) and drew a picture for his mother (seen right).

What will your child grow up to be?  This weekend we honor the faithful mothers in our lives for their love, courage, and care for their children.  And who knows, the children they are raising now may become great men and women for the cause of Christ.  For now they are writing letters to their aunts, and drawing pictures of flowers for their mothers.

Proverbs 31:10, 27-29 (ESV)

10 An excellent wife who can find?
   She is far more precious than jewels. ...
27She looks well to the ways of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women have done excellently,
   but you surpass them all."

Letter from Machen

Many thanks to Grace Mullen for providing these notes from the Montgomery Library archives.