I love my daughter. I love her more than my life, more than anything in this world, more than I can fathom or really put into words.
Looking into her eyes every single morning and seeing her gummy grins wells up the joy in my soul like an erupting volcano so much so that I can’t help but cover her sweet little face in a lava flow of kisses and hugs.
Every single detail of who my daughter is and is growing to be is just so beautiful and I am in awe of God’s creation.
He has gifted me with this bit of life and equips me every day to care for something He has fashioned, knitted, designed, and dearly loves. I am honored.
With so precious a gift, of course I am protective of her! I mean mama bear protective to the max. I want the best for her.
The zeal that I have to make sure that she is safe, comforted, and protected is inconceivable. I would fight for her. I would die for her. I can never imagine my world without her, and I certainly could not fathom the emotions I would feel if something were to happen to her.
So when I stumbled across John 3:16 CSB, I had to pause:
“For God so loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life”
Now, we all have heard this verse a billion times. I have this on T-shirts and bookmarks and Lord knows what else. But, this time it hit me very differently.
He gave his son. HIS ONE AND ONLY SON.
As a mother, this is unimaginable. After looking at my child’s face, I cannot think of laying down my child’s sweet life for someone else. For those who openly ignore what I say and for some who don’t even believe I exist. Absolutely not!
I don’t understand the depth of love that it would take for someone to sacrifice their only child for the sake of people like this.
Not only did he sacrifice His one and only Son for me because he loves me, but also because He didn’t want heaven without me.
Then, I realized that not only did He sacrifice His Son but that He must love me way more than I could ever love my daughter in order to do such an action as this. It’s breathtaking.
Dear friend, I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Lord. Most of us have heard this verse so many times that it has become something we say in passing. But, allow me to refresh this verse for you:
When God knitted you in your mother’s womb, as you nursed, as you grew, He knew He wanted you to be a part of His heavenly kingdom.
You are chosen, set apart, and loved so much that God has done the unfathomable. He sent himself in the person of Jesus, His one and only son, to pay the price to ensure you would be a part of his royal bloodline. Isn’t that amazing?
So as we go out today, I pray that you remember how much the Lord has given for you and that because you abide in the Son, you are now a part of the royal bloodline.
I pray that you remember how much you are loved and how much joy the Lord has when he looks at your beautiful face.
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