The Ministry in the Mundane by Jen Robinson
As moms of littles, it’s far too common to feel buried in mounds of mundane tasks – sorting the dreaded sock pile, clearing the kitchen counter before it’s completely swallowed up by used superhero sippy cups, and the inevitable daily battle of serving something of substance to tiny humans who could survive entirely on a steady diet of goldfish crackers.
In a season of life when the days appear to be on a monotonous repeat, it’s often difficult to see the forest through the trees – to see the big picture of our purpose through the most seemingly ordinary and insignificant work.
Sometimes we fail to see that God works wonders using small measurements. Afterall, He’s the same God who used a boy’s lunch to feed a multitude! And compares heaven to a mustard seed, saying “Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches” (Matthew 13:31-32).
There are countless BIG, beautiful miracles for the Kingdom that are birthed from small, simple origins.
Once we discover this truth, the assignment to love our family through endless loads of laundry, messy spills and sticky fingers, and reading “Llama Llama Red Pajama” for the umpteenth time, begin to fall into perspective.
Kay Arthur once wrote, “You have been created by God and for God, and someday you will stand amazed at the simple yet profound ways He has used you even when you weren’t aware of it.”
We tend to believe only extraordinary things can have purpose and meaning. The ministry of the mundane proves that not only do small tasks matter, but they can also move mountains! Maybe it’s not today. But one day, you will see the fruitfulness of your labor and how faithfully sowing those mundane seeds reaped a mighty harvest for God’s Kingdom.