Recently our little man came down with something. Fever. Extreme crying. It absolutely broke my heart. I wanted nothing more than for our little guy to feel better.
As I sat rocking him, trying to get him to fall asleep – I realized I would take his pain ten times over just to make him feel better. In the next second, I thought about how hard it must have been for Mary to watch her son Jesus carry the cross – knowing what would happen next. And not only Mary, but how did God feel?
He was willing to give His only son for all of us. Whoa! When I let that sink in for a moment, it hit me like a ton of bricks! Was I willing to give up my child for others?
How did God not step in to save His son? What emotions was He feeling? He knew it was for us. All of us! But are we worth it?
God was willing to give up his only child to show us just how much he loved us. He obviously loved Jesus as much as I love my little man. Heck, who am I kidding? He probably loved him even more. After all, he’s God! He can love perfectly.
What kind of love is that? God gave up His child for us! It just blows my mind to really think about that.
As a mere human, I can’t begin to fully wrap my mind around this concept of God’s love for us. Yet having a child has made me realize on a much deeper level how much God loves me, my family, and everyone.
I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be a mom. It has many gifts that I never expected to experience. However, the greatest gift so far is that I’ve been brought closer to God. For that I will forever be grateful!
If you enjoyed this post, you may also like this post on another time God used my son to help me reflect and get closer to Him.
Hillary Cole says
Once you become a mother, that story of Jesus' death takes on a whole new meaning for sure. Great post!