by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Pass On The Tradition
It’s time to cook supper. “Not again,” you sigh. “Why can’t I have a break from cooking night after night?” Can I remind you that preparing a meal for your family is not insignificant. It’s not a waste of time. It is very much part of your mothering anointing. We see a beautiful description of a godly woman in 1 Timothy 5:10 NASB. The description of her “good works” are, “If she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she was washed the satins’ (sic) feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.”
The word “brought up” is teknotropheo and means “to cherish, nourish, and give food to children.” This is all about food! This means spending a lot of time in the kitchen! It’s all part of the plan. And the bigger they get, the more they want to eat.
Don’t do it with resignation, but with revelation. You have the privilege of feeding your children nourishing food. You are gathering them together around your table again. You are preparing the way to also feed them food that will nourish their soul and spirit. You are teaching them about life and passing on values to the next generation.
There is too much fast-food eating in our nation already! If you don’t lovingly cook meals at home and pass on this tradition, what will the next generation do?
Make every meal a “love affair.”
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.