Tuesday, April 23, 2013

a promise

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your lap. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again" (Luke 6:38).

For those of us in the thick of it with our sweet babies, just starting to form the calluses on our hands with the constant work of motherhood, this is a weighty promise. I read it today in this book, and was struck by it as hard as if it had been a punch to the head. It all feels like so very much sometimes (not all the time, but sometimes), so much sacrifice, so much effort, to work with these little ones, trying our best to show them the love of the Father. The Lord promises us that He sees it. He promises us that it is not in vain. He promises us that He thinks it is so worthwhile, that he makes sure every moment of it is added to the ledger. To know that God honors so much this work of ours, work that often feels unseen and undervalued by our culture, and even by us...

I am speechless-- His goodness is overwhelming.

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