One of my favorite pastors and authors is Charles Swindoll. He is a very gifted individual, being able to communicate spiritual insights in very understandable ways. Recently, I have been reading his book on Moses. Its been a treat.
As he was writing about Moses’ mother, he brought home an application for all of us today. I thought it was well worth passing on:
“Considering the example of Jochabed (the mother of Moses recorded in Exodus chapter two), before us, I feel constrained to say that, if you are a mother of preschoolers, you ought to think and pray long and hard before you turn your children over to someone else to rear….. I’m not writing to single moms, ..nor am I addressing every working mother. I’m not really addressing working mothers with older children in school. I am writing especially to mothers with preschool children. I am calling you to think very carefully about those crucial, irretrievable years of your child’s life and development. If you must work, if no other option exists, then I strongly urge you to work the bare minimum and make sure your child enjoys the best possible care. Having said that, I still maintain it is better to sacrifice almost any material goal, short of food on the table and a roof overhead-than to sacrifice those precious years of opportunity with your little ones.
excerpt from “a man of selfless dedication – MOSES” by Charles Swindoll