In her book, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full, Gloria Furman wrote, “Because of the Gospel – the news about what Jesus did to save sinners – mothers who make Christ their treasure can rejoice in their work as God works in them.”
We mothers have a weighty task that can threaten to overwhelm us. Some nights find us collapsing into bed with our heads full of our own failures.
But in Isaiah, God gives us his assurance and comfort and promises of his might and power in the world around us and in our daily lives.
“Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.”
Isaiah 40:9-11 ESV
The Gospel is for us all. It transforms our mothering because it transforms us as people. Our God is mighty to save and we do not walk this road of motherhood alone.
The Lord is faithful and if he has called us to motherhood, we can be certain that he will accomplish in us and our children his good pleasure.