June 9, 2016

The never-ending tending

"...train the young women to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled, 
working at home, 
and submissive to their own husbands, 
that the word of God may not be reviled. 
(Titus 2:4-5)

Do you have a home, and a husband, and children?

Do you tend to complain about anything that goes with those three?

Do words of contention flow from your lips when you are gathered with girlfriends?

Let's pretend that there was a complaint department where you could take all those words. 

Now, I want you to see tending that department a woman who has no husband to help with the children, and a woman who cannot conceive, or a woman who finds it difficult, and also a woman who is deaf, and cannot hear her baby's cry, and a woman who, for whatever reason, has no husband, children, or home, and then go ahead and tell her your woes.

The never-ending tending that occurs in the life of the redeemed woman is of God's design.

You may fight, and fuss, and strain against your life, or conform to the image of God.

In repentance, and a contrite heart, God meets a soul.

He washes and makes one whole.

The never-ending tending becomes joy unspeakable, and full of glory, and the woman who is conformed to God lifts up the name of God in praise and thanksgiving, and turns to change yet another diaper, and sweep the floor, yet again, and hugs her husband, and keeps a quiet heart. 

Do you?

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