Aug 25

Grace and the Adventure of Motherhood

2014 at 9:39 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Motherhood

“No one needs to remind us that it is an enormous responsibility to be a mother. How well we know it! One woman expresses it this way:

I seldom feel like much of an adventurer—standing in this kitchen, pouring cereal into bowls, refilling them, handing out paper towels when the inevitable cry comes: ‘Uh oh. I spilled.’ But sometimes at night the thought will strike me: There are three small people here, breathing sweetly in their beds, whose lives are for the moment in our hands. I might as well be at the controls of a moon shot, the mission is so grave and vast.

Though the mission is grave and vast, God’s grace is greater. He kindly reminds us in His Word: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Cor. 12:9).

Not one of us is equal to this task of mothering, but God will help us today in our weakness. He will provide all the grace we need to love our children.”

~ From Feminine Appeal