Recently, my pastor preached a series of sermons based upon the Great Commission. Jesus told his disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19-20). During one of the sermons, my mind wandered (does your mind ever drift during a sermon?) to the seasons in my life where I set out to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
I wondered back to when I was a mother of a young family. I remember thinking, How I could make a difference in this world for Christ? I doubted that I could “go.” While my mind was strolling through my past, I discovered that I had taught new disciples many more times in my life than I ever imagined possible.
Raising our children for the Lord is our most important job on earth. As a stay-at-home mom with young kids, I taught them about God through my actions and words. As children grow into adults, they can go forth and fulfill the Great Commission.
For a decade, I taught swim lessons in my pool. Before I taught each lesson, I asked all the kids to hold hands as we prayed, and asked God to help them learn how to swim. When I stepped up to become the leader of a mom’s group, I taught other mothers the Word of God with Bible studies. As I taught Sunday school to second- and third-graders, these children learned about Jesus.
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