Glorifying Christ in Motherhood

As a mother, glorifying Christ is in the mundane.

It’s in pouring your wide eyed boy a cup of water when he’s thirsty.

It’s sweeping the floor so that he can lay on his belly and play.

It’s in the food you prepare, to nourish their growing bodies.

It’s in shopping lists and doctor’s visits.

It’s in changing soaked diapers.

It’s in scrubbing your daughter’s favorite, Disney princess plate.

It’s in folding tiny pants and hanging up tiny dresses.

It’s in saying “yes” and “no” and answering “why?”.

It’s in brushing tangles from their hair and putting shoes on their feet.

It’s in holding them when they’re afraid.

It’s in loving them when they’re in pain.

It’s in the joyful goodmorning’s and the long goodnight’s.

It’s in reading the Word and talking to God, when you know little ears are listening.

It’s in being there, always.

It’s in being a mother, always.

It’s in being all that they need, even when it means forgetting yourself.

Glorifying Christ in motherhood – it’s not showy or glittering. It’s small, tedious and mundane. It’s sacrificial, a wonderful show of love. It’s Christ in us.

Sometimes we forget who it’s for, and what it means. Cleaning our home seems nothing more than an obligation, but it’s in fact a beautiful show of care to our husband and our children, making a place for them to rest. Cooking breakfasts and dinners, we tire of it, but it’s truly such a privilege to nourish and build up our loved ones each day in preparation for what they will face. In these ways, we go with them, and we are home to them. In these ways, we love them and glorify our King.

Don’t ever be deceived into thinking there is more you must do. The mundane is quite enough.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:3-5

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