Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Run to the Cross" by Stacey Wooddell Imbimbo

Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!
    For each day he carries us in his arms.
- Psalm 68:19 

I don't know about you but somedays I need a good reminder that children are a calling. 
My kids are not my hobby and I did not have children because it was the cool thing to do. I DESIRED to be a mom.
Somedays we can lose sight in the mundane tasks.  The huge piles of laundry that need to be folded and put away. Dirty dishes that pile up in our sinks. And the meals that are prepared as our precious ones complain about the broccoli. 
You stand there everyday as a picture of the gospel to your kids. How do you represent Jesus to them? Freely or  Resentfully? You are a testimony of giving up yourself and running to the cross.
Because at the very heart of the gospel is sacrifice.
 Live the gospel in the things that no one sees. Make sacrifices where only the children would know. Place their value ahead of your own.
Run to the cross.
Lay down your perfectly clean house.
Lay down your hopes and your fears.
Lay down your desire to be recognized.
Lay down your insecurities. 
Because laying your life down for another represents the gospel.
And there at the foot of the cross, He will meet you. Jesus will carry your burdens. He will give you what you need to make it through the day. He will sustain you and renew your weary soul.
Run to the cross.

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