If I can love this much, then what about God?

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A brief break from preparing for a sermon and a class to get something out of my head…

George K5 Program

Yesterday I got to attend my 5 year old’s (George’s) kindergarten program. I loved it. I love him. Just watching him sing those songs, do the hand motions, tell us what he wants to be when he grows up (an artist?! Really?!), hear him tell us what he learned in kindergarten…well, it was enough to make a grown man cry. In fact, it did. I found myself choking back tears, so proud, so full of love.

And as I was sitting there marveling at the depth of love I have for him, and then feeling the same today when I see my 3 year old Henry marching at his school parade, or hearing my 2 year old Katherine laugh at the lunch table, this thought hit me: If God made me capable, human and broken as I am, of loving my children THAT much, then how much more does God love me?

I think we make faith and church so hard some times. We make things so complex. And there is a time and a place to go deep and ponder the heavier things, perhaps. But what if today you just paused for a moment and thought about that God comes to us as an eternal parent? That’s the picture he gives us, and then describes himself as full of steadfast love for his children. And then we have these human relationships to catch just small glimpses of that love. I don’t know about you, but for me that changes everything.

I have many doubts and in my heart sometimes I feel confused about God and who he is. I wonder sometimes what to tell others about God. Then I catch glimpses of my children and think God’s love is fuller, deeper, wider, longer, and more infinite than that. That gives me hope, deep hope.

Ok, back to that sermon now…

One thought on “If I can love this much, then what about God?

    Anna Marie said:
    May 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I think of this all the time. I remind myself God loves my children more than me and He is eternally watching over them in a way I never could. Why He loves any of us is completely uncomprehendable. I nailed His hands to that cross. He knew I would sin over and over but He made me. He saved me. He suffered for me. He was perfect. He was in agony. He loves each of us more than we can even imagine, even with relation to our children. We do not have even a glimpse of His love because His ways are so much higher than ours. Yet daily I refuse to accept that His ways outlined in His Word in such great detail that with each reading I learn something new and profound and even in His Love Letter of How to Live Word I will never be able to grasp it’s intimate details of love and care. Why we (humanity) refuse to accept Him at His Word, I don’t know. In my head, I’ve got this. My sin is more appealing than His love? Why? Because my way is NEVER better than The One and Only Creator’s. We can’t even get it. I can’t wait to be in Heaven where all things will be known. And I don’t deserve that at all.

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