Tuesday, March 29, 2011

God's best gift

Was reading the other day and this spoke right into my heart. As it tends to as the Words are True and real. They are Him.

If God doesn't build the house, the builders only build shacks.
   If God doesn't guard the city,
      the night watchman might as well nap.
   It's useless to rise early and go to bed late,
      and work your worried fingers to the bone.
   Don't you know he enjoys
      giving rest to those he loves?

 3-5 Don't you see that children are God's best gift?
      the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?

   Like a warrior's fistful of arrows
      are the children of a vigorous youth.
   Oh, how blessed are you parents,
      with your quivers full of children!
   Your enemies don't stand a chance against you;
      you'll sweep them right off your doorstep.
Psalm 127 MSG (emphasis mine)

And this is why it hurt so much not to have children. Because they are God's BEST gift. The one that He pours Himself into. I knew this while I was waiting and it killed me. I knew what a gift they would be. I blat on and on about my children and how I adore them. And I do. However there are hard times too- like this weekend, yesterday and today. My little boy is..well, challenging at times.

But I truly believe that He and his baby siter are God's best gift. I can see His Handprints all over them and I unashamedly cry when I think of that (plus I am a sookie, truth be known!)

So this is how I feel about them. I had no idea Dida was taking this photo. I love it and I want Rupi and Blossom to know that this is how I feel about them. Regardless of the seemingly endless tantrums, this will never change. And hopefully that love will point them to the One who loves them even more. Who lavishes them with Love.





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7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Isn't it amazing how a Mother's love can overlook so many things... I don't think you ever truly understand your own capacity to love until you have children.

mountain mama said...

beautiful~

yes, there are many challenging times as parents...the good far out weigh the bad.

i've personally learned so much about my faults and imperfections while being a mama!

:)

Meghan at MNM's said...

That is such a precious natural photo. Yes, indeed despite tantrums and the many other challenges and learning experiences they give us, they really ARE His best gift.

Beautifully written :-)

Gail said...

Definitely a most precious, treasured gift - one that I can't take forgranted and one that has the potential to be so much more!!

Love reading these reminders of just how blessed we are.

Tiffany said...

As always, beautifully put Sammy!

Helen said...

Beautiful tribute to your faith and your gorgeous children, Sammy :)

Lyns said...

Beautiful post!! So nice to meet and walk with you this morning. xx

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