I once heard a godly man summarize godly parenting as “my life for yours.” He was speaking of the great sacrifices parents must make daily and hourly for their children to raise them in the Lord. The blogpost The Everyday Question of Motherhood poignantly speaks to the everyday sacrifices moms (and dads) must make for their children. For most Christian parents the big questions like “Will I strive to raise godly children?” have already been answered in the affirmative. But the questions that must be answered anew every day and every hour are, “Will I drop what I am doing? Allow this interruption? Change my schedule? Turn off the TV? Give up my quiet moment? Put down my magazine? Or end this phone call? —To find a toy, button a shirt, wipe a nose, administer discipline, answer a question, or soothe a hurt —WITH love, joy, peace, patience, kindness . . . ??? “Will I sacrifice my self as unto Christ at this moment for my child?” is the everyday question of every parent. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15