I remember when each of my children were born. We gazed into one another’s eyes and fell madly in love. As I held them in those first few moments, unspeakable joy filled my heart. Our bond would last a lifetime.
The blessings of motherhood are often jumbled into a whirlwind of laundry, meals, maintaining the house, keeping track of everybody’s schedule and somehow in the middle of all this, creating a home filled with love.
And if as a mother you’re fortunate, your true reward are grandchildren.
Our two year old granddaughter is at an age of constant discovery. We were taking a walk to the park together one day when it occurred to me that while I was focused on the destination, she was focused on the journey.
For what I thought was a walk to the park, she considered everything along the way as an adventure to learn, observe and enjoy. Crouching down to examine ants crawling in the cracks of the sidewalk, stopping to smell every flower, picking up a leaf and looking at its formation, she stayed focused on each individual area of interest as only a two year old can.
Do we sometimes lose our focus on what is really important? Are we so distracted from work and family obligations that we forget the real reason for why we are here? Our focus should be on the love of God, God’s creation and our relationship with Him.
Our Heavenly Father invites us to have the wonder of children. A childlike faith is one so trusting, so unconditional. Children simply believe.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14
If we approach our time with God as time spent with a dear friend, someone we are truly excited to be with, to share our day, our hurts, our joys, our hopes and our disappointments, how much more could we rest in His Holy Presence? We would experience the awesome power of Jesus Christ and the confidence of knowing:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Phil 4:13
Let us be filled with a joy that surpasses all understanding while basking in our Heavenly Father’s Love.
QOTD: How does your relationship with God help you to deal with life’s disappointments?