“With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.” Isadora Duncan
I love this quote because it describes motherhood for me in one simple sentence. There is no price we could ever pay to experience this journey. The highest calling any woman could have is the one of being a mom. In my opinion, motherhood is an honor and a privilege, yet it also is synonymous with servanthood.
Every day we are called to selflessly put the needs of our children and family before our own. From late night feedings, to doctor’s visits, school drop offs, meal prep, cleaning messy floors, fixing problems, we’re discovering strengths we didn’t even know we had. When it comes to servanthood, there’s no greater example than the one Jesus laid out for us on Calvary.
Preparing for Purpose
As a mom, preparing the table is a repeatable action that we do on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No matter what season you are in as a mother, you are always preparing a table. Consider this thought, every day you are shaping your child’s future; you are establishing a rhythm of life; helping design a way of living, and a pattern of behavior. You are setting the tablecloth, putting down the plates, spoons, cups, and finally bringing out the main dish.
Every day as you wake up and begin your day with your kids, it’s like setting a table for them, like preparing them for their future. “How?” you ask. Routines, ordinary tasks and chores are often overlooked as unimportant or boring. However, these are the powerful daily steps we take toward our future. We are setting the atmosphere and the tone for the rest of their lives.
Life Worth Mimicking
Our children are sponges, so everything we do is being watched and observed. More than that, almost everything we do is being used to shape their life. From the smallest detail like putting away a shirt, or mopping the floor – they mimic us. We have the power to establish a healthy environment on the daily that will enable them to continue this health into their personal decisions and future.
This is our calling: to raise the next generation. As a mother we can sometimes feel like the responsibility is heavy and lonesome, but be encouraged and know that there are millions of other mommas by your side. Most importantly, know that you’re setting the tone, establishing healthy patterns and raising children to carry the baton to the next generation and bring glory to our God.
So from this point forward, with every move you make, you set the table of life for your kids, you are entrusted with the power to raise world changers! With Mother’s Day upon us, we celebrate you and declare that you are a hero for setting the table of life. You are loved! Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day at VOUS Church
This Sunday at VOUS Church we are honoring moms! Bring mom for an amazing Sunday message before (or after) Mother’s Day Brunch.
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