While poking through my unpublished posts, I found this little gem.
Ya know what blows my mind? Ya know I’m gonna tell ya anyway. : )
It’s this: when my child pushes the limits of my sanity, oversteps boundaries, breaks the rules, or gives me reason to escort her to the gates of the city to have her stoned (Deuteronomy 21:18-21) – that is when my heart is most tender towards her. Though I may be angry, disappointed, discouraged, hurt, or all of the above; what I feel most is compassion.
And so it is with God, in that while we were deserving of hell, Christ died for us.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1 (NIV)