by Gloria Furman
My homemaking goals are often thwarted by fleeting circumstances.
One time I sabotaged my clean kitchen when I knocked over a coffee carafe with the mop that I was putting away. Freshly-made guest beds have gone empty as weary travelers have had their flights change. The peaceful haven I hoped to present my husband at the end of his long day may be impaired by any number of unpleasant things. And how many meals have I ruined?
As we work in our homes as unto the Lord we honor him as we strive for excellence. And there’s something more– something weightier than earth-bound measurements of success. Our work lasts far longer than the just-polished look on the furniture and the afternoon breeze passing through the curtains.
That’s because the grace that has been shown to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ changes everything. The Christian homemaker’s heart beats with God’s passion to display the glory of his Son– crucified, risen, and reigning.
Please share– what are some of the passages from Scripture that come to your mind when you consider God’s passion for his glory? How does this shape your homemaking?
ABOUT THE WRITER
Gloria Furman (@gloriafurman) is mostly from Texas. In 2008 she moved to the Middle East with her husband Dave to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai. They have three fun kiddos and Gloria enjoys serving the ladies in her community as a doula. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home (Crossway 2013).