Monday, August 9, 2010

The Supporting Role

As I sit here by my computer I am surrounded by letters lovingly penned by family, friends and church supporters.  They took up only a small amount of space in one of the three boxes Eric's parents sent us, but each one contains a great amount of encouragment.  I'd like to share one in particular with you, written by one of our supporting pastor's wives.

Dear Jessie,
Early in our ministry someone shared this poem by Roy Lesin with me.  I hope it encourages you as well...

Continue On

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife
and mother.  She wondered if the time and energy she invested
in her husband and children would make a difference
At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did
seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.
"Is it worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something
better that I could be doing with my time?"
It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard
the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.
"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called
you to be.  Much of what you give is done without renumeration.
But I am your reward.
Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be
without your support.  Your influence opon him is greater than
you think and more powerful than you will ever know.
I bless him through your service and honor him through your
love.  Your children are precious to Me.  Even more precious than
they are to you.  I have entrusted them to your care
to raise for Me.  What you invest in them is an offering to Me.
You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience
shines as a bright light before Me.  Continue on.
Remember you are my servant.  Do all to please Me.

~Roy Lesin~

As a wife and mother I must ask myself, "Am I willing to play the supporting role as I care for my husband and encourage him as he serves, and as I train up 3 future missionaries/pastors/wives.  Or must I play a more "important" part, and possibly lose it all?" 
4 with support can do more than 1 with ruins. 
It does make a difference.  It is worth it.

1 comment:

  1. This poem reminded me of some young ladies I know and I sent it to them to encourage them.



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