Motherhood, Missions and Meagre Offerings Essay examples
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The closer you get to home, the less fascinating the work of missions feels. As someone once put it, “Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help Mom with the dishes.” For mothers at home, the normal experience is not to have a bunch of people asking you to give a monthly ministry update. When mothers talk to other Christians, there is no real sense of admiration and appreciation for what is being sacrificed for the gospel. People don’t gather around moms and ask what their needs are, and how they can pray for them. After the sixth hiding in an hour, and the nappies appear to be made out of the same stuff as the widow of Zarephath’s cupboard I would imagine that motherhood doesn’t feel glamorous or exciting. It is just…show more content…
Motherhood can literally be seen as living the gospel. Jim Elliot famously said, “He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Motherhood is an opportunity to lay down the things that you cannot keep on behalf of the eternal souls, that are your children- that is your mission field.
Faith Makes the Small Offering Great
Evelyn Salt, Sheera, Xena and Galadriel make you wonder whatyou have given up for your kids. Maybe your ambitions aren’t so high- working out, extra money, sleep, the hustle and bustle , the corporate ladde. These thing though don’t seem that great if we compare them with the labours of famous missionaries, people who lost their live for the sake of the gospel.
Rachel Jankovic put it like this, “Think about the feeding of the five thousand when the disciples went out and rounded up the food that was available. It wasn’t much. Some loaves. Some fish. Think of some woman pulling her fish out and handing it to one of the disciples. That had to have felt like a small offering. But the important thing about those loaves and those fishes was not how big they were when they were given, it was about whose hands they were given into. In the hands of the Lord, that offering was sufficient. It was more than