Moms of little ones might read the Bible and think that the Lord Jesus
can’t relate to her everyday life with diapers, pacis and wearing bodily fluids.
Granted, there aren’t verses on how to calm and encouraging during potty training.
There aren’t specific verses about the stamina needed to break a child of a biting habit.
But, everything in the Scriptures is what we need,
and everything we need is in the Scriptures, even if indirectly.
You just gotta’ keep looking, keep reading, keep seeking, keep believing.
Sometimes those treasures are buried. How far are you willing to dig?
The Lord Jesus can probably relate to Mommies more than any other profession on earth.
I know you’re probably thinking that the Lord relates to elders and preachers,
but listen to what He had to deal with.
He knew what it was like to have interrupted sleep.
But as they sailed He fell asleep.
And a windstorm came down on the lake,
and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying,
“Master, Master, we are perishing!”
He taught them to only wake Him when they really needed Him,
and to not bother Him when they should be exercising their own faith.
He knew what it was like to have to break up arguments.
The disciples are arguing, but won’t admit about what.
He’s trying to prepare them for His death and resurrection,
they’re riding pride and jockeying for position.
He rebukes them by sitting them down on the ground
and placing a well-behaved child in front of them as an example.
“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Luke 22 records another disagreement, as they argue
about the Lord’s statement that a disciple would betray Him.
The Bible doesn’t record the actual conversation,
this is from my imagination.
“I wouldn’t do that, when I preached with power, many were converted.”
“Yea, well, I baptized a guy in the middle of the desert and there wasn’t any water.”
“I’ve cast out many demons. It couldn’t be me. “
“I cast out more!”
“My ministry has seen more fruit.”
“Nuh, huh, you had fake conversions. Mine were real.”
He taught them that servanthood needs to replace pride.
He knew what it was like to deal with people
who didn’t want to share.
In Luke 9, the Lord has been preaching all day.
He’s thinking about the needs of the masses,
the disciples are thinking about the needs of their little tummies.
They tell the Lord Jesus to send the people into town to eat.
how you just KNOW
your kids have ulterior motives?
The Lord could smell a rat, too.
He told the disciples to feed the people.
He knew they were hoarding some food.
He made them share.
“So they all ate and were filled,
and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.”
One for each of the selfish disciples.
He taught them there is no need to be selfish,
He supplies above and beyond our needs.
Next time you get frustrated with your little ones,
pull out your Bible.
The Lord will show you exactly how He dealt
Hey! I caught up! I've read all your blogs now. I'm so pleased with myself. You're doing a great job with these, Mindy!! Keep it up.
Thank you sister. Been a rough week. Needed this encouragement to be in the Word!
Very, very good post with words of encouragment. Also I just noticed you and I have the same blogger background at the moment. Don't they say great minds think alike? Have a wonderful day beautiful Mindy! xxx
~ Tandis ~ says
Great blog. Thanks 🙂