So, this is a post I wrote almost 2 years ago on my previous blog, but I think it fits perfectly into my focus for this week, which is motherhood. Mother’s Day is on Sunday and I want to share the blessing of motherhood to other moms in need of encouragement as I share struggles and victories, or just a good laugh as I share silly things my boys may do or say. I hope you are as blessed by this reminder as I was:
Here is a conversation my husband had with our son Noah, when he was only 2 years old…
Nathan: “Noah, do you know I love you?”
Noah: “Yes, daddy.”
Nathan: “Noah, who loves you?”
Oh, the many lessons learned by my son in this small conversation I was blessed to witness. This truly is a moment I will never forget. I want to focus on one thing I noticed during that precious interaction and that was this: Noah, in all his two year old glory, knew without a single doubt that Jesus loved him. We tell Noah that Jesus loves us all the time, but that particular morning there was no priming his brain before the question Noah, who loves you? was asked. At that time, Nathan and I were both expecting Noah to respond, You do daddy, but what our son said was even greater. Noah knew Jesus loved him.
This may seem redundant, but hear me out. Noah did not have to think back to how he had disobeyed me the previous day and wonder if Jesus still loved him. I’m sure Noah didn’t think he had to perform obligations and duties for Jesus to still love him. He just knew, at that moment he was loved, and is loved by Jesus Christ.
Oh that I may have faith like my (at the time) two year old son to know Jesus loves me… He loves me today and tomorrow, He loves me during my successes and my failures, He loves me when I obey Him and catches me when I fall… He loves me unconditionally. I pray today that you will know you are loved by a Savior. You are loved by Jesus.