My kids aren’t sporting black buckle hats and we haven’t shared any recent meals with Native Americans (that I know of). So by “this pilgrim life,” I’m not trying to say that we are living like the colonists. (At least not completely).
Living a pilgrim life means recognizing that this world is not my home and I am living for something much greater than just the here and now.
My days are filled to the brim with caring for my husband, my children, and my home. It is easy to become so engrossed in my daily life that I forget that all of this life should be pointing me towards the life to come. But remembering that I am a pilgrim gives me purpose, endurance, and a greater joy in this life that God has given me right now.
- My relationship with my husband is not only an incredible gift of love and friendship. It helps to teach me about the beauty of Christ and His relationship with His bride, the Church.
- My job as a mother is not only to love my children and help them to grow into pleasant people to be around. I have a weighty responsibility to teach them about Jesus and the gospel and to pray that one day they will submit to the Lord in love and faith.
- My work in caring for my home is not only to be sure that nobody starves or wears dirty clothes or has to walk all over a messy floor. These sometimes menial and mundane tasks are intended to be a testimony of the Lord’s grace and faithfulness working itself out in my life.
By no means am I a perfect example of always living this life with the next in mind. But it is my goal. And it is one of my goals in this blog to share encouragements from a mother and homemaker’s perspective. I hope and pray that we are all encouraged to glorify God in our homes and long for His return.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days.
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight and prayer to praise.
from the hymn, Jesus I My Cross Have Taken
“My dear children, the milk and honey is beyond this wilderness.
God be merciful to you, and grant that you be not slothful to go in to possess the land.”