My children won’t need a mother in Heaven.
Our human personalities will be perfected & our needs will be entirely met in Heaven. However, for eternity, my children–after having accepted Jesus as their personal Lord & Savior–will be part of the body of Christ with me. The way we relate to each other for eternity will be that of co-heirs of Jesus, sons & daughters of the King.
Romans 12: 4-5 says this,
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Typically, I take days or even weeks to digest & consider something new God reveals to me before sharing it with you. However, I was so astounded by this revelation in my Bible study time yesterday morning, that I couldn’t let another sunrise or cup of coffee go by without sharing–I am also deeply interested in hearing your thoughts.
God began to show me yesterday morning that although, on earth, I have been charged to be mother of my children–on earth and for eternity I will be a member of the body of Christ with them. Further, if I believe what Paul is saying is the inspired Word of God, I cannot deny that each of my children has a special function in the body. Paul makes no mention of age when he writes of the many members with different functions who make up the entire body. It is safe then, to assume that every person who calls Jesus, Lord is part of the body, and therefore, has a special function in conjunction with the gifts & graces given by God.
Mommas, this is a game-changer for me–my believing children, are coheirs and coworkers with me as I work to advance the Kingdom of God. If this can get into my spirit, I believe it will dramatically impact the way I talk with my children; it will influence whether we skip our Bible story or prayer time at bedtime; it may even dictate which activities they’re involved in if I see them as gifted members of a body designed by God to glorify Him.
It is my prayer today that the truth of this would sink deep into our hearts. Our children, though sometimes obnoxious and nearly always needy, are coheirs in the kingdom and God has designed them to help us advance His kingdom. So, let us grab those little hands and run the race!