Behold, what manner of love

While poking through my unpublished posts, I found this little gem.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)

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One response to “Behold, what manner of love

  1. I totally understand! Totally. Are things still difficult with #2? And how’s it going with Lindsay?

    We’ll be in Georgia next week-end! Had to believe. But we’re taking some road trips to visit their kids in SC and NC and spend some time at Myrtle Beach, believe it or not. I hope we can meet up for a few minutes sometime!

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