I have so enjoyed following along with Brittany Dyer’s weekly series, Mom Crush Monday, and learning from the other mamas that have been featured there in the past. Well, I am so honored to be able to share with y’all the post that I wrote for her series this past Monday! I hope it blesses y’all on this day after Mother’s Day! <3
I thought I knew how much God loves me.
I had, after all, grown up in church (our pastor at the time even announced my birth from the baptistry that Sunday night!). I was raised in a Christian home. I became a Christian myself at the age of 7. At that time, I thought I understood how much God loves me, because I knew all the theology of how He sent His one and only Son and intentionally sacrificed Him on my behalf. Yet, I realize now that I didn’t have a clue growing up as to the actual immense depth of God’s love.
When our firstborn arrived in January of 2015, and I became a mama, I remember being absolutely blown away by the immense depth of love I felt for my newborn daughter. I stood in her closet about a week after her birth suddenly overtaken by just how much I loved her. The realization washed over me in that moment that I would so willingly die for her. I would do whatever it took to protect her, guard her and keep her from pain.
Then, it hit me.
That love is how God feels about me. He sent Jesus to die in my place and to make me His child, adopted into His family. He loves me so much that He willingly crushed Christ so that I might be protected, guarded, and kept from pain eternally.
To read the rest, head on over to Brittany’s blog!