(The following article was written by a preacher who sat through a worship service as a guest preacher delivered the lesson.)
This past Sunday I received a needed wake-up call; an important reminder. As I sat beside one of my daughters and her three children (all five and under), I realized that it's easier to stand up there and preach than to keep several young children corralled in a pew.
And that was the easy part. My daughter’s day began much earlier – 6:00 a.m. to be exact. It's easy for many of us to overlook(or forget) how much time and energy is involved in getting several children (not counting yourself) bathed, dried, dressed, hair brushed, shoes on the correct feet, fed, AND attempt to arrive at Sunday School on time.
If you happen to be blessed with one or more little girls, the process may involve intense or tearful discussions about what clothes will be worn that day. (For little boys, it is more a matter of convincing them that some manner of clothing needs to be worn in the first place.)
The challenge is multiplied if your husband is working or out-of-town. And even when he is home, there are days in which he will roll his eyes and, in a weak effort to avoid the general mayhem, mutter that something in the basement, yard or vehicle requires his immediate attention.
I'm writing this to express gratitude, respect and admiration to all our mothers with small children, to the dads that actually help, and to the grandparents who frequently assist.
Although this is not Mother’s Day, please thank our loving and diligent moms who work so hard to get their children to Bible class and worship assemblies. And if you notice a mom struggling with her children, don’t hesitate to go over and help in any way possible.
"Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all…; ...let her own works praise her in the gates. " (Prov. 31:29)
Jesus, always Jesus!