Real love

Today I experienced for the first time something that I've heard Mama say for years. I wish I had a quarter for every time in life that I've heard her say, "I'd take the pain for you if I could." ~ I'd be quite rich! This afternoon my sweet baby picked up a curling iron that I didn't know was on. She held it in her hand for several seconds before I figured out what was making her cry. That sweet little hand is covered in white blisters. I held her as she cried for over an hour in pain wishing that I could find a way to take hers. For a few seconds I even had thoughts of holding the iron in my hand as if that would somehow spare her. It is so difficult to watch my child suffer!

As I sat wanting to take her pain away, it struck me how very much God loves you and me. This morning our pastor spoke of sharing the Good News with everyone and I just felt compelled to share His love with you in case you don't already know. God the Father loved His son Jesus every bit as much as I love Kylie. How His heart must have broken when Christ felt that He had been forsaken by His Father. And yet that was the only way to heal our brokenness. God loved my child, me, and even you enough to sacrifice His son to bring us back to Him.

The knowledge that He goes before me; that He has a plan to prosper me; and that He was able to look down through the ages of time, see my face, and despite His incredible love for His own son, He still loved me enough to let Jesus die on the cross for me to bring me back to Him ~ that's what gets me through the difficult times in life. I'm not worthy of it, and yet He gave His grace freely. That is what brings peace (like a child sleeping) in times of trial. I pray that even if you don't feel worthy of His lavish love that you will open your heart to the ultimate healer. It's gonna be one heck of a roller coaster ride but I'll make you one guarantee ~ you'll never ride it alone!


Cindy M said...

Sweet good to hear, over and over. Please kiss little Kylie for us...I know that hurts so much...and I know how much it must hurt you, too...

Laurie said...

Amen! Well said! I hope Kylie feels much better in the morning.

Anonymous said...

My sweet little angel still holding onto the pink elephant wash cloth in her sleep. How I thank God that He took away the pain enough for her to sleep through the night. God IS our Savior, Comforter, Provider, Healer, Father, Almighty God.

Anonymous said...

Oh poor little angel! :( It makes me sad!
Aunt Cici