Thanks to Chris McGarvey, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware, for allowing me to repost from his blog this past week. Chris and his wife, Beth, are friends from college days, and they, like us, have five children.
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The Manger and Motherhood
A clean manger? Wouldn’t that be terrible? A clean manger is an empty manger. And an empty manger is not a good sign. This is a farm after all.With love,
Postscript: Motherhood is only one applicational direction for this proverb. You might not be a mother, but there is still a word for you here. If you live a small, selfish life, you might have all your ducks in a row, but duck arranging doesn’t produce much. The fruit of love is only birthed through the dirty work of relational plowing and seeding and watering and weeding and harvesting. These activities will take time away from dusting your ducks, and you’ll have to have more supplies and tools lying around, but harvest time will be rich!