Jesus Christ is a perfect leader who is zealous for the purification of His Bride and will do whatever it costs to accomplish it in us. Whatever it costs.
So, in my Mommy-Brain/Heart, I am wondering how this revelation affects my parenting. What does it mean for Jesus to be a Zealous, Intense, Perfect Leader in my day-to-day parenting?
I realized that in the same zealousness that Christ diligently addresses sin and lack in my life, so I am to be in the life of my children. I am to be zealous for their holiness; I am to be diligently and fervently opposing everything that hinders love in their little hearts. It is my mandate as a parent to shepherd their little hearts straight into the arms of Love Himself and to keep the wolves and the foxes that spoil the vine so very far away.
That's kind of one of those-- whoa moments. What an honor. What a responsibility.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
- Prov 9:10