Mama, Where’s Your Village

It takes a village to raise a child.

Yes, yes it does. Yet as considered this proverb I felt the need to phrase it somewhat differently to make it more accurate:

It takes a village to support the parents who raise a child.

We live in a society where village is a foreign concept. Where community is more individualistic and participants more and more selfish.

Parents need a village.

But the village is gone and so are the healthy role models, a proper grip on reality, adequate support and a moral compass.

Ephesians 1:22 (MSG) At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.

Some women find their village at their workplace. Others at the local gym, school, soccer club, tavern, Tuesday tennis, online community to name a few.

The village every woman longs for is the church. Only the church will give you the reality, support & compass you need.

This was my Mother’s Day message to the people of our church and I would love to share my thoughts with you. To listen click here.

PS. As a heads up, I am making my latest book, Together: A Journey Of Godly Marriage free on Amazon from 26-30 May. Look out for it next week and grab your copy.

Oh, and this is my latest article on Crosswalk. I had fun writing it, you should so check it out.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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