I see you, walking in wrangling your kids.
I see you, sitting with your children, alone.
I see you, wondering if it is worth it.
Can I tell you something? It is!
At our church there are quite a few moms, wrangling kids each Sunday morning alone. Sometimes these moms end up in the nursery, sometimes they end up frustrated and leave. Some of them are alone because their spouses are working, but more often than not they are alone because their spouses are not Christians.
If this is you this week dear mom, let me assure you, what you are doing is not in vain.
Each week as you wrestle those kids out the door, you are choosing to put God first in your life.
Each week as you leave, your husband sees you, and knows that your heart belongs FIRST to the Lord.
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, ~1 Corinthians 7:14
Each week, you are instilling a sense of faith and loyalty into your children. They are learning to serve God. They are learning to put Him first, and someday they will thank you for choosing to take them to church.
Can I tell you something else? You are living out a ministry. Right there in your home. The way you live and represent our Lord, Jesus Christ in front of your spouse is a ministry. Your home is your mission field.
Where can you get fed while you are ministering to your husband? Church!
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another
Dear Mom, please don’t get discouraged because you are sitting alone in church.
Be encouraged, that God has a plan!
Be encouraged, that each week while you are sitting there, you are getting fed. You are leaving church ready for another week in your mission field.
Be encouraged, because you are training up your children in the ways of the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.~Proverbs 22:6
Dear Mom, I have been where you are, and I know it is not easy. But, I promise you, it is worth it. The time will come, when your husband will not want to be “left behind” for another Sunday. The time will come when your children will come home and share the gospel with their dad.
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.~1 Thessalonians 3:8
Be encouraged, stand strong, and continue the good fight of faith.