Originally posted on In Defense: The Blog:
What is the greatest calling a person could have? Is it a missionary, evangelist, pastor, teacher, etc.? No, the Greatest calling one could have, is to be a mother. Obviously, without mothers, there would be none of the people that I just listed. And. . . without Godly mothers, these aforementioned people would be few and far between. Suffice it to say, that a mother’s job is not to be taken lightly.
Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Motherhood is a great responsibility, one that can have great or disastrous results. When God blesses you with a child, it is as if he says “I have entrusted this child to you, love him as I love you, and
teach him my ways so that he may serve me. He is your responsibility.” If you are the mother of a child growing up in today’s world, you may sometimes wonder how much of an impact you are having on your child’s life. At times, the influences of teachers, peers, television, video games, and even the government may seem to outweigh your own. But consider the example of Jochebed, the mother of Moses. She lived in extremely difficult times, and had limited say over what would happen to her son. Yet she used what opportunity she did have to affect his growth and development. First she exercised bold faith by refusing to put him to death