Friday, October 21, 2011

Is It Worth It?

'Mother and Child'

All those dishes washed, dried, and put away... only to be dirtied again...and again

All the laundry sorted, washed, dried, folded, and put away...only to be dirtied again...and again

All the dirty diapers changed....only to be dirtied again

All the messes cleaned

All the grimy hands and faces washed

All the toilets scrubbed

the floors swept

the tables wiped

the meals made.

Is it worth it?

Yes, it's worth it.


Because of the people who eat those meals, dirty the dishes, the clothes, the diapers, the house, their hands, the toilets, floors, and tables. Because the child whose grimy hands you wipe and face you clean is the same child who squeezes your hand, kisses your face, and tells you I love you. Because though you may go days without an audible "thank you", the King of Kings' love letter says you are worth more than rubies. Because though the world tells you your work is worthless, you know your labour is not in vain; you are storing up treasures in heaven.

So when the Devil tries to make you question if it's worth it, just remember one thing.

You are investing in souls.

There couldn't possibly be anything in the world more worth it.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10

"You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, training them up in God's fear, minding the house, and making your household a church for God as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of Hosts. - Charles Spurgeon

Linking up

Growing Home



Melodiejoy said...

Keep up the good work of being a mom and wife. It's not as easy of a job as many think :-) But I agree it is worth it everyday!

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for this post. I love the thought that we are investing in souls as mothers. So true! And what could be worth more?

Anonymous said...

These are some excellent reminders for all Homemakers. It's always good to be reminded of why we do the things we do so we don't get "in a rut" or think that we are doing things in vain.

~M. Wildflower - Visiting from "Growing Home" link-up

April's Homemaking said...

Very true, great reminder!

Chelsea said...

Another great scripture is Colossians 3:23 "And whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men."

Your work is worshipful!

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