Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sacrifice in Places Only Your Children Will Know About...

I read another amazing post by Rachel Jankovic about motherhood (see my previous posts for more I've learned from her here and here.) and want you to read it too. Here are a few quotes from her:

"Our culture is simply afraid of death. Laying down your own life, in any way, is terrifying. Strangely, it is that fear that drives the abortion industry: fear that your dreams will die, that your future will die, that your freedom will die—and trying to escape that death by running into the arms of death..."

"But a Christian should have a different paradigm. We should run to to the cross. To death. So lay down your hopes. Lay down your future. Lay down your petty annoyances. Lay down your desire to be recognized. Lay down your fussiness at your children. Lay down your perfectly clean house. Lay down your grievances about the life you are living. Lay down the imaginary life you could have had by yourself. Let it go. Death to yourself is not the end of the story. We, of all people, ought to know what follows death. The Christian life is resurrection life, life that cannot be contained by death, the kind of life that is only possible when you have been to the cross and back..."
"Live the gospel in the things that no one sees. Sacrifice for your children in places that only they will know about. Put their value ahead of yours. Grow them up in the clean air of gospel living. Your testimony to the gospel in the little details of your life is more valuable to them than you can imagine..."



Looking for ways to lay my life down that only they will see

2 comments:

A Satisfied Hunger said...

Thanks Gin! I'm sitting here, with one of my children indulging in a fit of temper and finding it hard not to respond in the same way. Timely help for me...

Ginny said...
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