Un-Thanked and a Light!

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

I am one of four boys. I remember at one point my brothers and I were all involved in sports at the same time. As a parent with three kids, I can now appreciate what my mother went through. Can you imagine washing clothes for four boys for everyday wear and on top of that washing all of the sports uniforms? That is not including keeping the house clean, cooking meals, making sure our homework was done, taking us to church. Also, a pastors wife on top of that. I am tired just reading it. You know, I don’t recall hearing my mother complaining about it. She did all of it because she loved us.

Moms do this all the time. they work hard taking care of their families. They sacrifice for their families and often times don’t get thanks for it and they do it without grumbling. This act of love is a good example of how we are supposed to be. We hear complaining all the time. It may be on the news, friends, family, even ourselves. We are called to be lights in the world. Be beyond that so that you can reflect God’s light. So, during these times, focus on who God is and how we can best be lights in the world.

To all of you moms, Happy Mother’s day. Your children may not appreciate your non- complaining now, but they will later. Here are new words to hymn of Fairest Lord Jesus that exemplifies Mothers :

Verse 1: Far above riches Far above honor
Lasting beauty beyond compare
She is more noble She is more precious
Treasure this one whose life we share

Verse 2
Morning and evening Summer and winter
Ever faithful and glad to share
Teaching and lifting Tenderly giving
In her we feel our Father’s care

Verse 3
Woman of honor Priceless companion
Wife and mother and faithful friend
Shepherd and servant Teacher and helper
She lives a love that has no end

Verse 4
God of all comfort Fountain of blessing
Ever loving in all You do
Thank You for giving Far above riches
Gladly we lift our praise to You

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