Yesterday, we all (hopefully) felt loved and appreciated. Our roles as moms and caregivers were honored and glorified. It made motherhood seem more enjoyable, more majestic. More important. It made me wonder: what if every day were Mother’s Day?
Today, we’re back to the same ole grind. Changing diapers without any praise. Feeding whining children, with no one around to pay us on the back. We wash clothes, clean dirty floors, wipe away tears, tend to our kids’ souls. With no one watching or cheering us on.
Except, what if I told you that you’re not alone…There is someone watching. There is someone cheering you on. Someone’s patting you on the back, giving you the credit you deserve and filling in the gaps when you need it.
Your Heavenly Father sees you, mama.
He sees you every day. All throughout the daily grind He’s cheering you on, applauding you when you succeed and mourning with you in moments of frustration. You are not alone.
Your role is not without glory – it’s got the weightiest kind of glory there is: eternal glory.
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me.Philippians 1:20-22
Even in the seemingly mundane, Christ can be exalted in our lives! God called us to be moms (if He hadn’t, we wouldn’t have children!) so by fulfilling that role in an excellent manner, we are glorifying God. And that’s just what He wants from us.
So, do you hear Him, mama? Do you hear Him from Heaven cheering you on as you glorify Him through your motherhood? If not, take a moment to quiet yourself before Him and allow Him to tell you that’s He’s proud of you and He wants you to keep fulfilling your role as a mother – that you are accomplishing His purpose and His will.
“Our everyday moments might be ordinary, but when we accomplish them while displaying the fruit of the Spirit, they reflect our extraordinary Savior.”Emily Jensen, Risen Motherhood