Motherhood is busy!
There’s always a child to hug, a skinned knee to kiss, a floor to sweep, a diaper to change, and a bed to make. There’s always a friend you need to text, your husband’s shirt that needs ironing, and that letter you keep forgetting to mail to grandma. And, as soon as you hit the pillow to sleep, you think of several other things that did not get done. Motherhood is just busy.
So, how can we keep focused on our Savior in the chaos of life as a mom?
One way I’ve found is by singing and knowing hymns.
I don’t know as many hymns as I’d like, but the ones I do know swirl around in my brain throughout the day. When Resurrection Sunday draws near, there are some in particular that I hum: “Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o’er His foes,” “On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame,” …
But lately, the hymn I’ve found myself singing the most?
“Man of sorrows, what a name! For the Son of God who came, ruined sinners, to reclaim, Hallelujah, What a Savior!”P. P. Bliss
I love this hymn. Even the first line speaks such important truth for everyday, busy life: The Son of God came to reclaim ruined sinners. Hallelujah, what a Savior!
That is the Gospel in a nutshell. And it is so important in everyday life! It’s because of the Gospel that we have new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). That we are called His children (John 1:12). That we have been moved from darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).
The Gospel has saved us from the clutches of the evil one and placed us safely in God’s hands (John 10:28). We are free to live and breathe and enjoy life as we glorify God (Acts 17:28). As His children, we know that nothing will separate us from His love (Romans 8:38-39), He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and He is preparing a place for us with Him in eternity (John 14:2).
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Motherhood pulls your heart in so many different directions. So, take a moment to savor your Savior.
Think of His death and all that He accomplished through it. Thank Him for the sacrifice He made on your behalf. Praise Him for being the Way to be saved. Rejoice in His resurrections, defeating death and the grave. Ponder His immense love toward you.
Then remember the last verse of this hymn:
“When He comes, our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring. Then anew this song we’ll sing: Hallelujah, What a Savior!”
What a hope to hold on to when we are overwhelmed with life. We have a future with our King in heaven all because of the cross.
So the next time you are caught in the busyness of motherhood, step back and savor your Savior. He is all you need.
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