Monday, May 13, 2013

The Calling of Motherhood

I'm a day late, but in honor of Mother's Day yesterday, I wanted to share the below post. A friend of mine shared an amazing blog post about motherhood in the modern world, "Having Babies {in Opposite World}". It really sums up the contrast between God's view of motherhood and children compared to this world's view of them.

In the little experience that I have as a mom so far, I'm finding it is a huge challenge, but completely worth every second. Taking care of a baby definitely shapes your character. It has taught me many lessons in selflessness and compassion; flexibility and patience; and Biblical love. I have a whole new appreciation for my own mother; she is truly amazing!

This world does not value babies and motherhood is often viewed negatively. Many women don't want to give up their freedom, career, money, body, you name it... there are so many excuses. Motherhood is a sacrifice, but no material thing on earth is more rewarding than raising a child!

"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.

Christian mothers carry their children in hostile territory. When you are in public with them, you are standing with, and defending, the objects of cultural dislike. You are publicly testifying that you value what God values, and that you refuse to value what the world values. You stand with the defenseless and in front of the needy. You represent everything that our culture hates, because you represent laying down your life for another—and laying down your life for another represents the gospel." - Rachael Janokovic at Desiring God Ministries

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3

Happy belated Mother's Day and God bless!

Glitter, Glue and Paint

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Amy! Motherhood is a beautiful sacrifice and hold on to every moment. They grow so fast and then they in the world on their own. Thanks for sharing this at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Denyse! I'm now seeing how they grow so fast... it's scary! Eli isn't crawling around yet, but he is so much different than the tiny baby he used to be :)

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