Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Gospel Reading today:
"All who heard these things took them to heart, saying, 'What, then, will this child be?' For Surely the hand of the Lord was with him." Luke 1:66

I am sure we all look at our children and wonder what our children will become. Fear sometimes overtakes me & I worry they will take the wrong path and turn to the sinful ways of the world. Fear is not from the Lord so I have to remember to only hope and pray for the good. I pray that my children will achieve greatness in life, just as the people hoped for John the Baptizer. The Lord was with all of our children the moment they were conceived so they are all capable of greatness in this lifetime. They are all capable of traveling the straight and narrow path to Heaven all the days of their lives. But one of the only ways they will achieve this is through we mothers and our families. A large part of their future is up to us. By laying down our lives for them and loving them every second of the day. By discipling them with our hands and teaching them ways of goodness and holiness. This is what we mothers do day in and day out and the work gets tiresome and dull. Although we do not have instant gratification in our daily work, we will eventually see the fruit of our labors where it counts....when we hopefully can greet our children as they enter into Heavens gates. Then, is when our work will be complete. Until that moment, the most important task we can do for our children is pray for them...daily. Pray for each one individually and ask for God's blessing and protection upon them all the days of their lives. To hold their hand while they are sleeping and pray for them to achieve greatness in their lives. To pray for their spouse, for this is the most important decision they will make in their lifetime.

So today, savor every moment of your innocent, pure, and joyful children as they are running around bright-eyed with excitement for Christmas. Say a little prayer that they will always be this excited and on fire for Jesus. Don't let the lies of the world fool IS possible for your children to live lives of holiness from this day forward....their future lies in your hands on how best you can raise them and teach them the faith. Our work as mothers is powerful through the hands of Christ. Don't let anyone tell you different. Every second of raising your children counts....for this life is short and seconds turns into minutes, minutes turns into hours, hours turn into days, days turn into months, months turn into years, and years turns into Eternal Life. Every second counts, don't wait until tomorrow to be the best mother God has called you to be....start now!

Blessings to you this Wednesday before Christmas!

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