After a long, frustrating day as a mom of a strong-willed three year old, I was talking with my mom on the phone recounting the day's events. I said, "Sometimes, it is so difficult to love him," in reference to my three year old. My mom was quick to correct me and remind me that the statement I had just made was untrue. Of course, I loved my son-always-and unconditionally no matter how he acted. Yes, she was right. His behavior does not change my love for him. I thought about it for a minute and replied, "Okay, you are right. Sometimes, it's just difficult to like him." Yes, she agreed that might be true.
She reminded me that it is the same with God's love. I mess up all the time, yet I cannot lose God's love. I'm constantly making the same mistakes, worrying, doubting, being discontent, comparing...the list can go on. But, no matter what I do or how I act, God's love is faithful, true, and unchanging. And it is only through His love that I can love my son with that unconditional, unchanging, faithful love.
Thank you, Lord, for your unconditional love.
Another song written by Sarah Groves:
You will lose your baby teeth •
At times you'll lose your faith in me •
You will lose a lot of things •
But you cannot lose my love • •
You may lose your appetite •
Your guiding sense of wrong and right •
You may lose your will to fight •
But you cannot lose my love •