My kids get along remarkably well. They share, take turns, and my ten-year-old reads to his little sister. There is still plenty of tattle-telling, though. When I hear the two-syllable whine, “Mo-om,” I typically respond with, “Just worry about yourself.” Do I really need to step in every time my six-year-old forgets to flush the toilet?
There are times, though, when the call for “Mom” takes on a sense of urgency—like when someone has put an entire roll of toilet paper in the commode, remembered to flush, and now the overflowing water is headed for the hallway carpet. Sometimes I need to step in to keep something bad from becoming a disaster. That’s part of being a mom.
That’s also part of being a family—looking out for each other and being willing to step in. As believers, we are part of the family of Christ. While there are times to “just worry about yourself,” there are also times we need to step in and act with wisdom to keep something bad from becoming a disaster. We see a great example of that in one woman named Abigail. She proved to be a selfless woman who despite the cruelty of her husband stood for him against others.