My children. How is it that there can be little beings that I feel so strongly about? It’s as if my heart leapt right out of my chest and became a separate entity the minute each of these children were born.
Confession: I didn’t want to have a baby for years because I didn’t want to share my husband’s attention with anyone else. *Gasp* Yep, I said it…selfish little ol’ me didn’t want to share him. Within four months of saying “I do”, I found out that I would no longer have only my husband to hold. Do you want to know something crazy…my love for my husband only multiplied when I watched him with my first born babe. Even after seeing my love for my husband only grow, I was afraid to have a second baby because I was scared it would dim the love I had for Jude, my son.
Don’t we have such a skewed view of what love truly is? Afraid to share because maybe it will run out. Guess what…true love never runs out. I had heard 1Corinthians 13:4-13 many times…in fact, it was the passage Josh and I had chosen to have Danette share at our very own wedding. Even then, never did I grasp it quite like I do now as a mother, and compared to the patience and kindness of our heavenly Father, I know I only hold a speck in my heart of what true love is.
Do you want to hear something even crazier than all of this?? Our papa…our daddy in heaven loves us with a more pure, patient, kind love than we love our very own children. He loves us so good that he says in 2 Corinthians 6:18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters…” I don’t know about you, but my heart can’t help but leap for joy when I read that one…daughter of the KING?? What?! Mind. Blown. That means….when I was a little girl, my dream of being a princess wasn’t all for naught….in my heart, I have always been a princess, a daughter of the King of all creations! Galations 3:26 “You are all sons (daughters) of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
A member of the beloved bride of Christ. WHOA! God is King, Jesus is Prince of peace…we are daughters of the King, brides of the prince. Our hearts are so lovely to him that he woos us and wins us every single day. He loves us and wants only for us to love him in return.
To my Jude and Journee, I pray you always know just how loved you are – with an even bigger love than you can fathom; a love more grandeur than I could ever give you with my own power. May Christ’s love pour through me to you and you forever feel the love he has for you.
To my friend reading this today..thank you. You are loved with an even bigger love than you can imagine.
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
1John 3:1-2 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”