It can be a tough time in life for many people, especially women. The
last child has been raised and has left home and the nest is empty. You
have devoted your life to raising them and they are gone. Now what do
you do? Now what is your life to be filled with? These are tough
questions and today’s attached devotional gives you the answer through a
Bible text and an amusing bit of humor. The church has many young women
who need your mothering skills. Will you look for and share with them?
God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
“When the newlyweds get back from their honeymoon, the bride immediately calls her mother.
“‘Oh, Mama,’ she says, ‘the honeymoon was wonderful! So romantic…’ Suddenly she bursts out crying. ‘But Mama, as soon as we got back Sam started using the most horrible language! Things I’ve never heard before! I mean, all these awful four-letter words! You’ve got to tome and get me and take me home… PLEASE, MAMA!’
“‘Sweetie, sweetie,’ her mother says, ‘calm down! Tell we what could be so awful? WHAT four letter words?’
“Still sobbing the bride says, ‘Oh Mama.…words like dust, wash, iron, cook…’” [Hugh Payne, Take My Wife… (New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 2008), p. 59]