I have a hard time deleting pictures of my boys. My computer is full of pictures. But really how could I possibly delete this . . .
Or this . . .
Or this . . .
It’s just that my boys faces are so cute. They are precious. They are special. They are unique. And I am smitten. Why? Because I’m their mom. And because they are mine. I’ve come to realize that no one will ever see my children the same way I do. When I was a first time mom, I couldn’t believe how blessed I was. I mean really. God chose me to have the most ADORABLE baby ever born in the history of mankind! It took me a while to realize that as handsome as my boys are, they only become the most handsome when seen through their Mama’s eyes.
No one will ever see my boys the same way I do. They can like them a whole lot. They can even love them, but my husband and I will always see them differently than others do. Because they are ours. They are the most special because they are mine. They are the most intelligent because they are mine. They are the sweetest because they are mine. They are mine.
And we are His. If we as imperfect parents see our children this way, how must God see us? If we have great expectations for what our children will become and all they can accomplish, what must God see in us? If we as imperfect parents can be filled with and overwhelming love when we see the sweet faces of our children, what must God feel when one of his children run to him with tears streaming down their face?
I am His.
They are mine. But only for now.
Really, they are His.
You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.
If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?