Today I am enjoying the spring weather and some much needed time at home with my girls. Our life often has me running between office and home. Juggling homeschooling and counseling/coaching. Sipping tea while teaching a math concept.
Editing a college assignment between cooking meals. It’s a life of variety and richness.
But today was meant for quiet.
I smile as my girls plan our day. Yummy treats, creating posters, playing some games.
He loves to be with you too, I remember.
He calls you to spend time with Him.
My heart overflows when I think of this strong, powerful love I have for my girls.
Why I never completely understood the powerful love of a parent for their child until I became a mother.
From the moment I held my little brown-eyed beauty in my arms I was ready to go through the fire for her. Precious, Noelle, with those dancing brown eyes and tender heart.
Bring on the lions, I thought. I’ll take them all on if needed. Smile.
Then again when I finally held sweet Jenny I felt the same overwhelming, crazy love.
No matter what, she is my child. And I will do everything I can for her. Everything.
You understand, don’t you?
But this morning I heard it again deep within my heart, “That’s just how I love you. And more.”
Calvary love. He lived for me. He gave His Life for me.
He willingly gave His all to take my place. He arose and lives for me.
My heart longs to grasp it but I keep coming up short.
I can only glimpse a tiny part and that blows me away with its power.
My heart is humbled as I think this week of what He suffered.
I bow down. Longing to just touch His Robe to whisper my thanks and praise Him.
To bring Him my simple offerings of love.
It seems too small. Not nearly the great gift I’d long to bring Him.
But then I glance at my two growing girls and think of that ocean of love I have been given for them. Strong, growing, crazy love.
Maybe I see in some small way. I faintly grasp how great and lasting His Love continues to be. Day after day.
Here am I, Lord. Let me walk with You through this week. Through all of it.
Your Love is beyond my ability to language but I know You Love each and every one with a powerful, crazy Love.