As we embark upon a new year we must make every opportunity to keep the year's desires fresh in front of us. One of my desires is to have a peaceful, quiet place of rest in my home and especially in my spirit. Mothers today find that such a challenge since the whole world sometimes feels like its beating down our doors. New technology, busy schedules and the like creep into our lives and somehow have a way of stealing away the quietness of our souls. If we examine the deep recesses of our hearts what would we find? When was the last time we even had time to visit the deep recesses of our hearts?
Mothers of the past have had the great honor of keeping the world at bay by creating a magnificently glorious haven within the home. It was a fortress of refuge, a place of solitude, a holy shelter of rest against a perverse world that would be happy to consume her beloved family members. Her spirit lives among us today among mothers possessing gentle and quiet resolve, her determined love making a difference in every life she touches. These noble mothers found great satisfaction creatively weaving homes that embraced, encouraged and rejuvenated their loved ones at the end of the day.
But today's mother unfortunately struggles immensely just understanding who they are and just what motherhood is because through the course of history the lines have been subtly and deceptively blurred:
"Women sigh for fame.
They would be sculptors, and chisel out of the cold stone forms of beauty to fill the world with admiration of their skill.
Or they would be poets, to write songs to thrill a nation and to be sung around the world.
But is any work in marble
so great as her who has an immortal life
laid in her hands
to shape for its destiny?"
Women today need to be taught the true meaning and behold the vision of what biblical motherhood stands for. There is nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than a mother that truly loves the Lord, passionately embraces her family and home and understands her noble and blessed purpose on earth.
This mother does not allow the world to steal away from her what she has been uniquely made for and she rejects the worlds misleading definition of what motherhood looks like....high power career, colossal home, newest car, perfect children. The infamous misleading notion of being able to have it all.
Never divulging the high price it comes at.
And truth be told, she already has it all.
And the wise mother knows it,
whether she is young or old
rich or poor,