Friday, August 7, 2009
A Princess and a Teacher
I recall years ago a young mother stating to me that as a child she always wished to be a princess and a teacher when she grew up. I quickly pointed out to her that her wish had come true. When she asked “how?” I explained that as a Christian, she is a child of the King, thus making her a princess; and as a mother—she had become a teacher. Mom, teaching is one your main jobs! It is you that will teach your child how to talk, how to use proper manners, healthy hygiene habits, etc. etc. etc. Remember that the role of the mother is likened to that of the Holy Spirit, Isaiah 66:13 says, “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.” The Comforter will do as a mother does. Therefore we know that the things that the Holy Spirit does are those things a mother should be doing. In John 14:26, the Bible says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Mom, you are to teach and then remind your children of those things you have taught them. You are to teach them what the Bible says, and then remind them to follow and obey It. This teaching job as a mother is a 24/7, lifetime position. You see now (while they are young)you are teaching them the basic and elementary things. As they grow you will teach them, whether on purpose or not by your actions, (because they learn by our actions more than our words) how to treat others, how to respond, and how to react in all various circumstances. Think about it… Yes, as a Christian mom you are a Princess and a Teacher!