There’s a story in the Bible where Jesus’ disciples started fussing over which one of them would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus pulled them aside and said, “Boys, you’re all arguing over who will be the greatest because you think that person will have the most power and get to lord it over the others. But here’s how it works in My kingdom—if you want to be great, you have to be a servant” (Matthew 20:26, paraphrased).
Do you want to know who I think the greatest people in the kingdom are? MOMS!
I don’t know anybody who serves and sacrifices more than a mom.Mommas know about sacrifice and serving!
A mother will give you the last piece of pizza, the last of the ice cream, and the last chicken leg on the table. She will not hesitate to do without just to make sure her children get what they need and desire because mommas want the best for their kids. She will serve them 24/7 picking up after them, making sure they brush their teeth and wash behind their ears, making sure they wear clean clothes, making their meals, shuttling them to soccer practice, piano lessons, birthday parties—the list is endless. I’ve never seen anybody serve like a momma will!
So, moms, be encouraged today. You are GREAT in God’s eyes!
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The Take Away:
Moms, know this—God sees your sacrifice and service to your children. And, if you ask Him, He will give you the grace, wisdom, and strength you need every day to take care of your family. Read Proverbs 2:6-11 (NLT).