With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort. (1 Corinthians 15:58. The Message.)
Happy Mother’s Day!
I don’t think a parent will ever have a more impactful job than raising children to know God and enjoy him forever. Kids like that grow up and change the world.
If you’re alone this Mother’s Day, remember that God sees you. He notices the unseen sacrifices you make each day. He covers your mistakes and applauds your successes. He understands your situation, with all its impossibilities and unique factors, both positive and negative. Everything you do for your children will be rewarded.
The Bible tells about a widow with two young sons (see 2 Kings 4:1-7). Her husband had died with unpaid debts, and now the creditors planned to take her children as payment. With only a little oil in the house, she was at the end of her resources.
Elisha the prophet instructed her to send her boys to the neighbors’ homes, asking for many empty jars. Next, they were go into their home and shut their door. Here, away from watching eyes, the widow poured her remaining oil into these jars, filling them all! By selling the oil, she was able to pay off the debts.
As we quietly pour ourselves into the ministry of motherhood, unobserved, we can trust God to meet our needs. Best of all, our children develop a real relationship with God as they experience his faithfulness up close and personal.
Do you have a story showing God’s faithfulness? Feel free to comment!