As someone once said, “Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help Mom with the dishes.”
I’m not a mom, but I’m married to one. We have two young boys and while I cannot fully understand (my wife would surely agree), I believe I can empathize with the hardships and difficulties of stay-at-home moms having seen her struggle with it firsthand. Reading this article on the Desiring God blog, convicted me to pray, support and truly appreciate the missions work that mom’s do on a daily basis. It’s often hard even for non-mom’s to recognize the redemptive nature of our day-to-days without the struggle of trying to disciple, feed, care and raise children, but I thought it was a good reminder for all of us that “life is a mission and mission is life” wherever we are, whatever we do, big or small. Mom’s-I hope and pray that you find encouragement in your daily purpose and identity as God’s appointed mom’s to our children. Happy Unofficial Mother’s Day.
God loves the little offerings. Given in faith, that plate of PB&J’s will feed thousands. Given in faith, those presents on Christmas morning will bring delight to more children than you can count. Offered with thankfulness, your work at home is only the beginning. Your laundry pile, selflessly tackled daily, will be used in the hands of God to clothe many. Do not think that your work does not matter. In God’s hands, it will be broken, and broken, and broken again, until all who have need of it have eaten and are satisfied. And even then, there will be leftovers.