For you have died, and your life is hidden in Christ.
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It occurred to me once that Jesus left the world the way He entered it—-humbly, obscurely, without the reverence and adoration He should have received. They laid him in a cave and locked him in with a stone. And in the darkness of that cave, his body lay alone and unwatched.
When you’re a stay-at-home mom, you can often feel like you’re in a cave too. We feel invisible. No one seems to take notice of what we do. We create an amazing meal—and there’s no applause. We clean the floors so that you could eat off of them. We come up with a secret formula that finally rids our son’s favorite shirt of that persistent spaghetti stain. And no one says a word.
That’s okay. Because life is really just a brief ride in an elevator. Before we know it, the door will open and we will step into eternity. And that’s where it’s all waiting for us. Our life is hidden in Christ, and all the attention, all the approval, all the rewards we could ever hope for are waiting there with Him.
If our Savior was willing to lie in a cave alone, untended, unseen, then we should be willing to live our short lives in relative obscurity.
Don’t you think?