Mamas, We Need to Build Each Other Up

Mamas, We Need to Build Each Other Up January 28, 2015

So-called mommy wars have no place among Christian sisters. Christian mothers are weak and needy for one another. Like the faithful Canaanite mother, we approach the Savior on our knees, saying, “Lord, help me” (Matt. 15:21–28). That is the posture of the needy, Christian mother. We cherish the shed blood of Jesus Christ who cleanses us from our sin and we live peaceably with one another because of the cross. Moreover, we love to boast all the more gladly of our weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon us! We approach the Savior on our knees, there empowered to “put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” and “consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (1 Pet. 2:1, Heb. 10:24). Instead of taking the next shot to slander a mother who does things differently, Jesus gives us the grace we need to adorn the gospel. Jesus gives us the grace to be reverent in behavior, teach what is good, train young women to love their husbands and children, be self-controlled, be pure, work at home, be kind, and be submissive to our own husbands (Titus 2).

-Gloria Furman in Mom Enough (p. 29/30)

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