Wednesday, June 18, 2008
A Mother's Touch
A mother is invaluable.
Have you ever realized what life would be like without mothers?
Little tears would go unnoticed. Rips in pants would not be sewn. Cookies would not be made and parties would not be held. Childhood memories would be stark for there would be no one there to plan the 'special' into them. And the home would be lonely because the heart of the home would be missing.
Only a mother knows when something is wrong with little Johnny when no one else notices. Or when Suzy's dress needs hemming. This is why our hearts cannot drift from our homes. This is why we need to stay in the Word. Because people are counting on us.
Mothers add love to the home. They bring joy and freshness and love. They nurture and cultivate little budding souls. They know how to stir up courage in a young son and stir up the love of homemaking in their girls. They know that one day their children could make a difference for Christ---so they know they must be faithful. They do not give up---but instead they persevere. They 'hope all things' because they know that even with the child they are ready to give up on---that the Lord is Sovereign--even over the one who seems they are going astray.
Mothers, do you know the power you hold in your hand to change the course of history? Do you not know the quote 'the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?' has been around for some time now for a reason? Your influence in the home, with your husband, with your children, family and neighbors can make a difference.
So don't think you are hiding your life away behind four walls and begin feeling pitiful. World-changing is hard work. It isn't glamorous and it isn't always pretty. Sometimes we just need to roll up our sleeves, do the hard thing and get to work loving those around us. We need to stop being so absorbed with ourselves---the "me"-mentality the squashes our abilities to see the great needs around us. The need is huge (don't believe for one minute that all is well with the neighbors next door) and Satan wants us handicapped, depressed and self-absorbed so that we can't see past ourselves and our fleeting desires.
So ladies, lets roll up our sleeves and get busy---we've got some world-changing to do...