We have had our daughter and granddaughter here this weekend. It was absolutely wonderful to get to have them for a couple of days. We got to hold, feed, rock and just love on the baby and were able to visit with our daughter and give her a much needed break and some help. What a treat!
In our church service this morning, the speaker was talking about dating relationships, but his final point was on the love of God. In looking at this precious new life, I find it so hard to understand the love of God for us. He sent His only Son into this world as a precious newborn baby, helpless and completely dependent on His earthly parents for everything. As Jesus grew, He began to understand more and more about His purpose for being here. If you saw the movie, "The Passion of the Christ", you got a very small glimpse into the sacrifice Christ made for us. As a mother of two, and now a grandmother, I cannot even think about offering one of these as a substitute for someone else's life; certainly not with the brutality and suffering that Jesus was forced to endure. Most certainly not for people as ungrateful and unloving as we are to Jesus! This love is completely unfathomable to our poor, tiny, human brains!
How great is His love for each of us!
By the way - getting to sit and hold and talk to that precious new girl was almost beyond description. Our daughter is a wonderful mother - working to learn this new role is not always easy (or fun!) but she is doing a great job. The baby is growing and thriving so both Mom and Dad are obviously doing something right! I pray God will guide them in their raising of this beautiful child and that He will allow us as grandparents to offer support and point the way to Him for our grandchildren! What a privilege!