The Heart. It is a very powerful organ! It enables us to live, grow, and thrive in the world. It cleans our blood and renews our vascular system! It rejuvenates the body! Amazing! Yet, how often do we actually think about it? We don’t even have to think about the heart for it to function. It is one of the hidden organs that we only recognize if it is hurt.
The homemaker plays a similar role. We are hidden from society and are rarely given a second thought about. However, our calling is one of society’s most important. Without us doing our jobs correctly, the world will hurt. The home and family will become extinct and a worse society will rise.
As wives and mothers, we have been entrusted with the body of the home. We make it run smoothly, grow in grace, and make it a place of rejuvenation from the outside world. It is a place for its many residents, to receive renewed oxygen and the means to continue living in a godly way. We provide the world with God-fearing members who will better society by their love of God, by their faith, and by living morally sound lives.
If the “heart” stops, then its body will fall. If the homemaker forgets about her duties, her calling from God, then the rest of the family will fall. The husband will no longer have a refuge to come home to and he will lose his desire to return to it. The children will no longer grow in a godly manner and will not now how to conquer the outside world. The home will turn into a place of chaos and become only a place to sleep at night. The body will loose its much needed love, virtues, and laughter.
While it is important to help those outside our homes, our first priority must lie within our own walls. We cannot aid others if our own hearts are failing. We must rise against today’s message that tells us staying at home is an imprisonment. We must stop believing the lies that it is “not making us who we are”, or that staying at home is failing to allow us to “spread our wings”. Homemaking is the calling given by Our Lord Himself- to all wives and mothers. It is what we are meant to do. Even if we are not recognized in this life, if we fulfill God’s will, our reward will be great in the next!