As a new mother I am reminded of the love our Saviour has for you and me. I looked into the eyes of my newborn son, there is nothing within me that would be willing to let him die, especially for those that would hate him and those that don’t care about him. I think of how Mary must have felt when they placed Jesus in her arms the very first time. I know when my son was placed in my arms, my thoughts were, “he is mine”.
But Mary knew Jesus wasn’t hers, He belonged to the whole world, when she looked into His face, she saw the one that would die for the world including her own sins.
I cannot imagine knowing that my baby was here to die for me, what a weight to carry.
My husband was holding our new baby boy, the baby began to fuss. My husband is a good father, yet the baby wasn’t content. I told my husband, he likes you, he was just inside of me for 9 months, so that is why he wants me.
When I said it, I felt the Holy Spirit convict me of my lack of time spent with the Lord. He lives inside of me and wants me to spend time with Him too.
Our relationship with Christ is so important, without the closeness of our Saviour how can we feel safe and secure. When my son is laying in his crib and he is crying, it’s not that he is spoiled, he wants to feel the safety of the one that gave him life, the one that has kept him from harm for his whole life.
When my son desires me, it’s because he knows I gave him life, he knows I will feed him and clean up all the dirty on him and then I will hold him close and he can rest peacefully in my arms.
As a child of God I feel like I have lost my security and I have lost the closeness to God that I have had, it is because I haven’t cried out for him or to him. I must keep my desires for God fresh everyday.
What a great joy it is to have this precious little life in my arms and to know that He is mine!!
I hope and pray that as he grows he will learn that although mommy and daddy will do everything we can to keep him safe and secure, Jesus is the only one that can keep him eternally safe!
Thank you Lord for your willingness to send us your son to be the Saviour of the world!!
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."