Thursday, July 16, 2015
The old town church bell began to ring. There was heard a shout! It was a call throughout the land for Mothers everywhere to return home. "The children need you!" Came the cry. "Your husbands need you," was the preacher's sermon from the front church steps. "This nation needs a great Christian revival for Mothers to get back on the old fashioned path of being at home. . . . This is your post. Stand by! Stand Fast! The country is in turmoil. There is misery and suffering everywhere. We need all the Mothers in the home. Dig in your heels and make your homes lighthouses of holiness and service. Don't let the enemy invade the hearts of our homes. Don't let the enemy get a foothold in or they will slowly erode and take away the godly home."
There was a cry of repentance and lamentation. There were tears of conviction and a softening of cold, worldly hearts which had been hardened by materialism, the seeking of money, and a life of seeking constant recreation. Work must be done in the home! A sense of joy, pride, and relief filled these mothers minds. There was heavenly work to do and they were coming from the byways and highways, back to their own homes. A Mother's place was being restored everywhere.
As the sun rose the next morning, there were mothers on their knees in prayer. They were reading their Bibles. They were making homemade breakfasts, doing the laundry, wearing aprons, and caring for all who entered their doors. They were soldiers for the HOME.
Every house had a Mother in her post in every community across this land. Every child in every neighborhood had security and peace knowing that a loving, godly mother was always home. Their innocence had been restored and protected.
Husbands were now known in the gates for their work in civic and church duty. They were no longer coming home to empty houses, or having to take on the extra task of Mother's work. They could provide the living again. They could serve the community and take on church work. They had a loving wife at home, who cared for her family, and provided a place of rest.
All the prayers and Bible reading from the mothers infiltrated the lighthouses and brought holiness into the children's souls. Mother was there to train them up to do a mighty work for the Lord. Mother was always there to make nutritious meals, to keep the home pretty and clean, and to have the patience of a saint to care for her charges.
This revival of Mothers at Home affected the land and the nation. Godly children grew up with integrity and honour. They took political offices, held places of authority in both business and government, and their actions and lives turned the tides and won the war against the threat of ungodly ruin and sinful devastation.
The tide was turned. Mothers helped win the war because they heard the preacher's cry. They heard the bell from the town church which called all citizens to stand fast, to stand by, and to take action! The land was restored to order as all the mothers were called out of the world, and back into their homes.
They sacrificed much, they sacrificed energy, money, and fulfillment. And by their actions, of a mass exodus of Mothers back home, these women restored a godly nation!
From the Archives -
You can Make it! - How the Old Time Mothers Survived Poverty.
What it looks like (A foreshadow of the call to Heaven) - Suppertime in a Rural Home.
Remembering - The Blessing of Being a Half - Southern Mama.
Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."
An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email.