A friend shared the following poem by Roy Lessin with me last week. I admit at times I have felt non-contributing. I complained to my husband recently that I have no special talent, I cannot sing, I cannot play a musical instrument, I cannot sew, and I do not earn a paycheck. But God has shown me that I am the only person who can take care of my husband and our three children. I can give a hug, cover a boo boo, wipe a tear, say a word in due season, and be my children’s biggest cheerleader. Being a wife and mother is the highest calling for a woman because she is making a difference in her little corner of the world, and one day, when her children leave home, they will impact their little corners of the world for the Lord.
A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life. She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother. She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.
At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. “Is it worth it?” she often wondered. “Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?”
It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart. “You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. But I notice. Most of what you give is done without reward. But, I am your reward.
Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love. Your children are precious to Me. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for Me. What you invest in them is an offering to Me.
You may never be in the public spotlight. But your obedience shines as a bright light before Me. Continue on. Remember you are My servant. Do all to please Me.
By Roy Lessin
Wow! How’s that for encouragement? We moms are so special to our Heavenly Father. Don’t ever doubt your high calling!