We Gather Together
James Tissot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
While Moms will probably be treated better today than usual, it is good to be helpful and treat them better all year long.
Every man that is ignorant of what his wife is concerned about is imitating Elkanah, who was the husband of Hannah. He seemed to be oblivious of the fact that his other wife was bullying Hannah concerning Hannah’s inability to conceive a child. He seemed to be oblivious of the fact that a child was important to Hannah.
There are lessons to be learned.
Problems in a household arise because people are oblivious of the things that need to be done.
Now moms/mothers are aware of all the many details that need to be done because they can’t get away from those details. There’s laundry to do, dishes to wash, homework help for the kids, lunches to prepare, diapers to change, noses to wipe, floors to mop, windows to clean, bills to pay, kids to transport, events at the school and a myriad of other details.
Often, not saying always because there are some good shining examples where this does not happen, but often the kids and dad just walk past all those details or simply leave them to the mom, or add to them.
How many bags of trash have moms taken out that a child or dad could have taken out instead?
How much laundry have moms picked up off of bedroom or bathroom floors simply because no one bothered to put it in a laundry hamper or washing machine?
How many floors have moms swept that someone else could have swept?
How many pets have moms fed and watered and taken care of because no one else did?
How many little details were thoughtlessly left to the mom to do when someone else could have, and should have, done them instead.
Moms are detailed oriented. They have to be. Laundry has to be done on a regular basis or no one has clothes to wear.
Food has to be purchased regularly and prepared or no one will eat.
Dishes have to be washed on a regular basis or no one will have utensils to eat with.
Where are the dads and kids helping with the work? Moms do not need to be carrying the weight of the household by themselves.
Let’s put it in scriptural terms.
Moms are not called to carry the crosses that others are either unwilling or too lazy to carry.
If you don’t help, there is a loss, because any time someone picks up work someone else should be doing, something unique that could have happened does not happen because things are not in divine order and gifts are being misused.
We Gather Together Lyrics
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