Monday, October 25, 2010

Wild Aster
Teton Pass, Wyoming
Thanks to Motherdy, who is the best for passing on good things, I have a new favorite blog, The Gospel According to Mom.  Her posts have blessed me so much this morning.

Among other treasures, she shared this reminder for my morning:

"O dear mothers, please understand that you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He has in effect said to you, 'Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages' (Exodus 2:9). You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be 'thoroughly furnished unto all good works' (2 Timothy 3:17). If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the adult man to love his God and serve Him.

"Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship. However, dream not that she is lost to the work of the church. Far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord.

"Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord as Moses did in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple."
(Charles Spurgeon, Spiritual Parenting)
Thank you, Mama and Steadfasthope! 


Melissa said...

Thank you, God, for this early Monday morning blessing, via SteadfastHope! I'm so glad to have found it, and to have you to share it with, Kat--knowing you take such encouragement to your heart and to those dear babies. Have a wonderful Monday, and don't work too hard on that handsewing project requested by your idea-full mother!

Steadfasthope said...

My husband shared that with me several years ago, and about a year after he shared it with me, I dug it out again to share with my fellow mommies on Facebook. It really blesses me to see it reaching people I've never met. It is a sweet statement from one of my favorite teachers, C.H. Spurgeon.