Tuesday, April 22, 2014

At the Feet of Mother

“Let no exhausted mother, with her hands full of home and children, bruise her soul with the conviction either that she has no way of serving Christ in this way or that she is somehow prevented by her children and her home from doing something worthwhile.

 Rather, that is the very sphere of her labor. Her mission field is at her feet (and quite possibly under them and in her arms and on her back and currently drawing something indelible on something irreplaceable).

 Indeed, for her to feel falsely guilty about what she is not doing or to transfer that guilt to her children in resentment and bitterness will only prevent the good that she is called to do as a minister to her children.

Consider some of the earlier examples of Augustine, Spurgeon, and Paton, to name but three. We tend to look at those men and think that they are the evangelists, but each of them was first evangelized by his own parents."

 -Walker, Jeremy. The Brokenhearted Evangelist


MrsJP said...

Thank you! I struggled for a year or so with wondering how I could minister to others while being so occupied with being a mommy to my little ones, then I realised that being a mommy to my little ones IS my ministry. And then I ran across this verse, and that sealed it! 1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

TeeNA said...

Loved loved loved this.... Short and sweet! Just what we mamas need to hear and know! Thank you😊


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