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Motherhood Reveals How Much We Are Loved by God
I thought I knew how much God loves me. I had, after all, grown up in church (our pastor at the time even announced my birth from the baptistry that Sunday night!). I was raised in a Christian home. I became a Christian myself at the age of 7. At that time, I thought I understood how much God loves me, because I knew all the theology of how He sent His one and only Son and intentionally sacrificed Him on my behalf. Yet, I realize now that I didn’t have a clue growing up as to the actual immense depth of God’s love.
When our firstborn arrived in January of 2015, and I became a mama, I remember being absolutely blown away by the immense depth of love I felt for my newborn daughter. I stood in her closet about a week after her birth overtaken by just how much I loved her. The realization washed over me in that moment that I would so willingly die for her. I would do whatever it took to protect her, guard her and keep her from pain.
Then, it hit me.
That love is how God feels about me. He sent Jesus to die in my place and to make me His child, adopted into His family. He loves me so much that He willingly crushed Christ so that I might be protected, guarded, and kept from pain eternally.
While understanding the fullness of God’s love will be a lifelong journey, culminated at the time I reach Heaven, I nevertheless know without a doubt that I understand the love of God for me, His child, much more now that I have children of my own.
Mamas, I know that you can relate today to that kind of willingly sacrificial, all-consuming, heart-tugging love we have for our children. Today and every day, as you carry that feeling in your heart, let it point you over and over and over again to the Lord. Allow it to serve as a tangible daily reminder of how much He loves you, His own dear child. Motherhood reveals God’s love for you. While we may be willing to die for our children, Christ, the second person of the Godhead, actually did for us. He loves us infinitely more even than we love our own children, nevertheless, contemplate on the love you have for your little ones. Remember, it is a glimpse into the heart of God for you.
Be encouraged today. Rest in the love of your Heavenly Father. When you feel today like you have failed His standards yet again, remember just as we love our children even when they make mistakes, so much more so the Lord loves us! His love is truly unconditional, unfailing, and unending.
Rebekah is a wife, mama of two kiddos 2 and under, home business owner, podcaster, and blogger residing in TN. Her passion is to bless fellow Christian women through her writings on her website, Hargraves Home and Hearth, which exists to edify, equip, and encourage women in their everyday life for their journey of Biblical womanhood.
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