A mother who is a doctor or nurse can help people get better but they will all die eventually.
A mother who is a lawyer can win some cases but only those who love Jesus win in the end.
A mother who is a teacher can have an influence in her students’ lives for one year but what they learn in this life is very temporary.
A mother who is an actress or singer entertains a lot of strangers for a while.
A mother who is a salesperson sells things that will all burn one day.
A mother who is in the military, police or fire department may save lives temporarily but only very temporarily since life is short compared to eternity.
A mother who spends her child-bearing years raising, training, and teaching children full time have the opportunity to build God’s kingdom here on earth and for eternity.
Which job do you think is the most important one for mothers?
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Not one of the other jobs does God call a heritage of the LORD and a reward. Even Mother Theresa spent her life helping children. “How can there be too many children? That is like saying their are too many flowers.” Our children and grandchildren are our greatest treasures. Nothing in this world even comes close. It grieves me to hear young married couples who are not interested in having children or postponing having them because of the wife’s career.