“God designed motherhood to be a deeply meaningful role. We mothers have the opportunity to influence eternity by building a spiritual legacy in the lives of our children.”
Seconds after my third child was born a nurse gently laid his wet body on my chest. My eyes burned from tears and sweat. His body shivered from leaving the womb and entering a cold sterile room with bright lights overhead.
In spite of all the commotion and distraction buzzing around, his eyes were fixed on me. Laughter and excitement resonated from family members, but this small new bundle of joy was still transfixed on my every whispered word.
I’ll never forget that moment. Even though it was gone as quickly as it came, I still have the full attention of three little ones. My daughter and sons continually watch me. They watch to see how I treat people, how I react when pressed, what makes me laugh and what brings tears to my eyes.
I carry a strong weight of influence. I am either leading them closer to Christ or further away. I’m making Him the center focus of our life or a weekly tradition that we dress up for on Sunday mornings.
I haven’t been called to share the gospel to stadiums of women or children or teenagers. But I have been called to change diapers, wipe hands, spray on sunblock and read to three incredible blessings. And through those simple tasks, I have the opportunity to influence eternity.