Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

What an honor and responsibility women and mothers have!

"She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
' Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.'
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates." - Proverbs 31:27-31

"But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." -Titus 2:1-5

The world doesn't reward women who stay at home to raise their families. Who work from home, or do whatever they can to be with their husbands and children.
To the contrary, society would have us believe that motherhood, raising a family and caring for them is somehow demeaning, trivial, and beneath any smart woman.

How we are deceived if we fall for that one! The years pass so quickly. We have to make wise choices now, for when the little ones are grown up where will they have received their world view, their view of God, their view of right and wrong? From the people who love them most and want the best for them, or?

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