Your gentleness has made me great. Psalm 18:35
King David’s reference to God in this way has always intrigued me. As the last phrase of the verse reveals a side of God’s nature we often overlook. Gentleness is typically more an attribute associated with a mother than a father. It started me thinking about the unique role my mother played in making me the person I am today. As I thought about this and the verse above I realized that mothers may actually make a bigger contribution to developing our greatness than fathers.