On February 20th Julie and I had our first child , Rylee Grace. The first three days were filled with the joy and excitement of our beautiful new born miracle. We were just in awe of how precious this little child was to us.
Then, on Monday we brought her home and all the sudden ‘it’ hit me. Those of you who are parents must know what I mean. For a while the pendulum of elation of her coming into the world swung to feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. All the sudden I realized I had to take care of this little girl, provide for her, protect her, teach her the ways of the Lord. It was an emotional moment for me. I find myself checking on her every noise, squeak and cry. I am so attentive to her every need.
After a few hours of those feelings something bigger dawned on me. As much as I love Rylee – it doesn’t even compare to the Heavenly Father’s love for us! In that moment I imagined how in tune God is to our every noise, squeak and cry. He loves us with an extravagant love.
After all – ‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ – John 15:13