There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do for my kids.
I bet you feel the same way.
I came close to death bringing them into this world, by way of epidural, you understand. But still.
I gave up my body to nourish them, more hours of sleep than I can tally with a calculator, more money than I can count (and still counting) and half my granola bar yesterday morning.
So, I’m committed.
I have sacrificed hours of time sitting in carlines, waiting in bleachers, making doctors appointments, waiting up for them to get home and waiting for the hot water heater to recycle.
I have cried more tears than I can hold and held my breath over every moment I couldn’t control.
I have fretted over their pain and wondered if they understood just how much I loved them, just how much I would for them…
I would die so they could live.
And that’s the way God feels about you.
Some days are hard. We question His love for us. We wonder if He is listening, if He cares. We might feel forgotten or troubled or alone.
But He is your Father. He loves you. And He would do anything for you.
Actually, He did.
He is lovingly saying, Come to me, child. Sit on my knee, tell me about it…
And even though we may wonder how He could allow the rain to fall or the storms to blow, we are never alone.
You are His child. And He loves you.
He stands over your bed in the middle of the night watching you breathe.
He would bring your lunch to school if you forgot it.
He would put another call on hold if you beeped in.
He would have pictures of you on His phone.
He would take away your car keys for your own good.
And ground you when you needed it.
He sacrificed something He loves for you.
And sent his only Son to die so that you can live.
He is your Father.
You are worth it. Yes, you.
With all your bad days and bad decisions and bad feelings, some days it’s hard to believe.
But it’s the Truth.
His love is boundless. Endless.
“God gives us children so that we would know how he feels about us.” Bob Goff
That’s the way God feels about you and we can’t forget it.
Written by Kristen Welch, We are THAT family