Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Quiet Teachings of the Nursery

O dear mothers, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He has in effect said to you, "Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give you your wages!" You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak the gospel to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the man to love God and serve Him.

Those who think that a mother detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely may the godly mother be able to leave her home for a place of worship; but do not dream that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord!

 Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord, as Moses in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple!

-Christian Training of Children, Charles Spurgeon

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  1. Amen sister, this is an investment for life, and you will never go wrong by being a godly mother. Thank you for this.

  2. June,
    What a simple, sweet, and powerful way to express the beauty of motherhood. What a beautiful duty we have!
    I apologize for not commenting for so long. Life and circumstances surrounding my mother's health and finances have made time extra scarce. I appreciate you and your wonderful, encouraging blog. Blessings, dear one!
    BTW, while I am thinking of it, when you ever take the time to link-up (I know you are very busy), please consider joining in the "EOA' Wednesday link-up. You would bless the readers and be a great addition to the community there.

    1. Jacqueline,

      I hope everything is going well for you and that you have been leaning into the Lord at this busier time in your life. We are praying for you and glad you stopped by. I will go and link up this post and thanks for the invitation!

      Many blessings...

  3. Amen, Amen and Amen to this!

    I guess even back in Spurgeon's day, the enemy was trying to convince mothers to leave their "posts" at home.
    It's a pity that in our day, he has succeeded with so many. Lord have mercury!

  4. That was supposed to say "Lord have mercy"....the computer spell check changed it to mercury. Sorry!

  5. I have been struggling with the decision to homeschool or not for four years now and would love to look at your homeschooling blog, but need to be invited. Would you be able to do that? Thanks so much!


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