The moment my first born was placed in my arms is a moment I will never forget. For the last ten months I knew I loved this little guy something fierce. I knew that there was nothing that could shake the depth of love I had for this baby I was carrying and the moment he entered into this world I knew I would be forever changed. When I held him in my arms that first time I knew I had never felt love like that before.
Throughout my mothering journey there have been moments where my love for my kids has overwhelmed me in so many ways. You know those moments as a mom, the ones you can’t help but have your eyes fill with tears? The moments that you hold your child in your arms and you feel like your heart is going to burst out of your chest? I know you know exactly what I am talking about. There aren’t even words to describe it, but we moms, we just know.
Those moments have changed me as a person. The love my heart contains for such tiny humans has made me a different person completely.
There is something else this love has made me realize too:
How much God really loves me.
If I could bottle up all the love I have for my kids in one container (which is completely impossible) and multiply it that is how much God loves me. This unexplainable, uncontainable, unstoppable love that I have for my kids, God loves me so much more than that.
That is so hard to wrap my mind around. I couldn’t imagine loving anyone more than I love my kids, yet that is how much God loves me. Wow.
There is a lot that the love I have for my kids has taught me about God’s love.
God’s love is unconditional. I will never stop loving my kids. There is absolutely nothing that will ever change the magnitude of my love for them. Nothing that can cause me to stop loving them. The same is true for God. There is nothing I can do that will ever cause God’s love for me to disappear. He loves me despite my mess ups and my lack of faith.
God’s love for me never changes. Even when my kids drive me crazy, even when my kids choose not to listen, and even when I feel like my kids haven’t heard a word I’ve said all day my love for them will never change. What a beautiful thing to embrace, never changing love.There is nothing I can do to cause God to love me less or cause Him to love me more. He loves me the same today and every day, and nothing will ever change that.
God’s love is sacrificial. I would do anything for my kids, and God feels the same way about us. In fact, I think He may even know what sacrificial love is more than I ever will. He sent His son to die for me, to give me a chance to have a relationship with Him. What could be more sacrificial than a love like that?
God’s love is patient. I think this one astounds me the most. I lose my temper with my kids ya’ll, I just do. I wish that wasn’t the case, but it is. I lose my patience a lot. Strong willed kids are tough. And sometimes, they just aren’t doing what I need them to be doing when I need them to be doing it. And I know God feels that way about me sometimes, but He never loses His patience. He never gives up on me, He never throws in the towel, He’s there patiently waiting for me.
My love as a mother doesn’t even come close to touching the vastness of God’s love for me. It’s unexplainable.
He loves you just the same. His love for you is unconditional. His love for you never changes. His love for you is sacrificial. His love for you is patient. He loves you friend.
Next time you’re holding your kids and you have one of those moments of uncontainable love I want you to close your eyes and think, God loves me like this. I want you to take a moment and breathe in that truth, God loves you. We all need a love like that.
Because God’s love is life changing.