Hands Full and Gladly So


Josh surprised me with this book a little over a month ago, and I have just started reading it at the perfect time. Owen is a week and a half old, the dynamics of our household have changed drastically, and Josh and I are fighting for joy in the midst of exhaustion.

Though this book wasn’t on my 2014 reading list (didn’t know that I would be graced with it!), I am gladly diving into it now. Gloria Furman has yet again presented a platform for making much of Christ in the home in the midst of the demands, joys, and chaos of motherhood/home management.

The introduction highlights the theme of this short book of meditations:

Jesus’s work on the cross is preeminent over the chores.

Christ’s power and triumph in the resurrection is preeminent over busy, chaotic days in the home.

Jesus’s sovereignty over the future is preeminent over my plans for the evening or week.
(To summarize her words)

It all goes back to Jesus.

Romans 11:36
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

So here I stop and exhale. What a glorious reality to rest in when rest doesn’t seem feasible. Christ is overwhelmingly more than enough, fully satisfying my spiritual appetite, wooing my husband and I into furthered affections for Him and His work, and Norah and Owen are two souls we have been graced with to pour this gospel into with every effort.


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