I have hesitated writing this post because I fear it will come off as preachy. But maybe it needs to be said.
Brothers and sisters - serve in your church nursery.
We are a small church. Other than us, there are only two other families with small children. I and two other ladies rotate nursery service on Sunday mornings. It works well for us for the most part.
Now, I know her lack of helping in the nursery likely wasn't intentional. She just wasn't thinking. And that's a problem - we don't think of others.
I love my son, as all mamas do. But you know what? Mamas who love Jesus sometimes need to hear that Jesus loves them from someone other than the Bible CD playing in the church nursery.
That said, I encourage you to serve in your church's nursery. Befriend the Mama with the kids. Even if she doesn't want to leave her kids with you in the nursery, offer to stay with her.
|See this face? The cuteness saves him most days.|