Mothers Class January 17, 2012
Order and Obedience:
Within God's design of creation, He has made an order, and this order is good. The trinity is God the Father as the head, Jesus, begotten of the father and the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son. We can see there is an order even for the Trinity and it is good. They are equal in substance, but different in persons, different in vocations. So too in our families we have a created order given to us by our Creator, God. Man and woman are equal in substance, but different in how we were created and different in our vocations. As mothers, we have been given the authority by God and by our husbands... not to be perfect, but to be over our children, instructing them, teaching them, disciplining them, This is God's good order. Motherhood is our vocation. Perfection... even semi perfection is not your vocation, or even a prerequisite. Understand that you have the authority over your children, not because you earned it, deserve it or qualify for it. You have it because it has been given to you, and as with any gift given to us by the Father, He is also responsible for making it work in us.