Through this time of intense learning, tiredness and love, I have found myself considering myself as a child of God. Though there may be many more appropriate alternative verses, in this haze, I am brought back to John 3:16 when thinking about how much we are loved by God:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
As a new parent, I am overwhelmed already by the love I have for my own son. I don't ever want him to come to harm, and I especially don't want it to be because of me. Considering this verse, on this new side of parenthood, makes me appreciate the sacrifice God made for us, that much more.
God sent his son to experience great trials, ridicule and a painful and humiliating death. He sent Jesus, his son, to die so that we might have a relationship with Him and be saved; for a world of people unworthy of such a sacrifice, He made it anyway.
How amazing it is to be loved by a God who is willing to do so much for me, though I don't deserve it.
Thank you for sending your child so I might be one of yours.