When You Serve Your Children, You Serve Christ

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I made some funny faces,

And “played puzzles” on the floor.

I dressed kitties, ran around outside,

And played with them some more.

We laughed and jumped and tickled,

Making memories to be stored.

When I spent time with my children,

I spent time with my Lord.

 

I wiped up sticky cereal

And washed the dishes clean.

I straightened, picked up, put away,

And dusted in between.

I did six loads of laundry

And folded it like new.

When I cleaned for my children,

I cleaned for my Savior, too.

 

When my children were both crying,

I held them in my arms.

I cuddled them and whispered

That I’d keep them safe from harm.

I told them how their Father saved them

With His perfect Lamb.

When I comforted my children,

I comforted I AM.

 

Later on that evening,

I put them in the bath.

I washed their little bodies

As they kicked around and splashed.

I dried them in soft towels

And put their jammies on.

When I had washed my children’s feet,

I’d washed the Holy One.

 

I cooked and cleaned and rearranged,

Made beds and taught and played.

I made sure that we had food to eat

And that we often prayed.

I died to self. I made a home

From ordinary things.

But when I served my children,

I served the King of kings.

 

To some, I have done nothing,

But to two, I’ve done the world.

I made eternal difference

To my precious boy and girl,

And to the One who watches over

Every pathway that I’ve trod.

For when I’ve loved my precious children,

I’ve loved Almighty God.

Precious mom, this is for you. God wants you to know that when you cared for your children today, you cared for His Son. You didn’t just do nice, Christian things on God’s behalf; you did them to and for Christ Himself.


Adapted from Well Done, Good and Faithful Mommy (Regal Books) by Megan Breedlove. Megan is an author, blogger and a stay-at-home mom with four children. Visit her web site Manna for Moms.

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