Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day Fellow Mommies!!!

   Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
~1 Timothy 2:15     


   She shall be saved through childbearing: "To censorious men it might appear absurd, for an Apostle of Christ not only to exhort women to give attention to the birth of offspring, but to press this work as religious and holy to such an exent as to represent it in the light of the means of procuring salvation....whatever hypocrites or wise men of the world may think of it, when a woman, considering to what she has been called, submits to the condition which God has assigned to her, and does not refuse to endure the pains, or rather the fearful anguish of parturition, or anxiety about her offspring, or anything else that belongs to her duty, God values this obedience more highly than if, in some other manner, she made a great display of heroic virtues, while she refused to obey the calling of God. To this must be added, that no consolation could be more appropriate or more efficacious than to shew that the very means (so to speak) of procuring salvation are found in the punishment itself."
Calvin's Commentary  
   “The coming of each new child strengthens and deepens my desire to be what I would have it become; makes my faults more loathsome in my eyes, and elevates my whole character.
       ~Elizabeth Prentiss' Stepping Heavenward, page 180


  1. Good quotes! Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day!!!


  2. Lilyofthevalley4May 13, 2007 at 3:17 AM

    Beautiful and Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  3. Happy Mother's Day a little late. I am so happy to read your blog. Your girls are so beautiful, and Andrew is just so handsom.


  4. I hope all of you ladies had a great Mother's Day :)! What fun to see you here Merle :), thank you for your sweet words!