The work of the home is nothing to be ashamed of. It is valuable, important work. It is necessary work. It is work that God sees as integral to his work in this world. In fact, because you bear his image, you are imaging him with every task you accomplish in your home on any given day.
There is glory in the mundane however, we live in a world that always questions, does not value stay at home mothers, pits stay at home mothers with mothers that work, pits mothers that work with stay at home mothers. No wonder we question the good work of being home for our families.
Myself did both and to be honest I was pulled into the work force for many different reasons. What was sad is the lack of support to stay home. This is not to put blame on others, but to shed light on the turmoil that women go through. This text starts with the turmoil between staying home and going back to work. It is not a guilt trip but a longing of what is right and good. The text defines the competition of work and making a way for yourself, what is success and how competition produces money and care produces people. The work of caregiving in the home is valuable to the ones that God has called you to love. We may desire for our family to come first but the reality maybe that our loved comes last. We only have 24 hours to a day and 8 of those we need sleep, and after sleep, our 24 hours comes down to single digits very quickly.
Even with all my children now gone having children of their own, I have a new insight of what home is. A place of refuge, less chaos, and a place to wind down. It is not the job of one, but of the whole family. Where a job well done reflects well in a community. It is time that we do value the work of home and the security it can bring.
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