Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More than Mom

Before all the flowers and cards last Sunday, there was a mom who loved you first. A mother who loved you before you could even open your eyes. Who rocked you to sleep. Who wiped away your early tears. A loving mom who sealed every Band-Aid with a kiss and the comforting words that everything was going to be all right. Who stayed up late waiting for you to come home. Who did countless loads of your filthy laundry, even after you moved away. A mom who loves you so much, you could never call enough.

Believe it or not, God loves you more than that.

Who can fathom the immeasurable extent of God's love? It is so far above what our thoughts can grasp that it feels like every slip-up and every stumble should diminish our value in His eyes. Yet that couldn't be any further from the truth.

God's love is more than we can imagine and we have so much more value than we ever feel. The closest we can come to relating to that level of love, that degree of sacrifice, is that of a parent. So I think of my mom and how much she sacrificed for my sake. I think of how much she has had to forgive me. And I think of how there is nothing I can do that would separate me from her love. And God loves me more than mom.

This post is part of a blog carnival hosted by my friend Peter Pollock. Stop over at his place for more blogs posts on "more".


Dusty Rayburn said...

And God loves us more!

What an amazing and relational thought!

There is no end to God's love for us.

Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith said...

God's love truly is something to celebrate every single day. I always say that I am a Christian because of God's love. Nothing better.

Thanks for sharing, Frank. And truly fun that we used the same song today! Agape-filled Blessings!

HisFireFly said...

More than we can ask or imagine --

more than we can contain, may His love spill from us, soaking all we meet!

caryjo said...

Trusting my Lord is all I have... and a few of His representatives that He has placed in my life. My husband is more what a "mom" would/could be. Gracious, giving, caring, providing.

Fatha Frank said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments! I am thankful for all the people God has put into my life to remind me of his pervasive and persistent love.