Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Child

She was singing and dancing in church today.
Seriously - arms raised, feet kicking, and sound coming out of her mouth that I'm gonna call singing.
My sweet Sarah Lynn Mercy likes to sing and dance in church.

We were singing "Our God" by Chris Tomlin.
...higher than other

While my sweet baby sang & danced it hit me
- the thing my mom always used to tell me
"You'll understand God's love so much better when you become a parent, and have that unconditional love for your child."

It's true.
Goodness I love her, my baby girl, my daughter.
As I sang along with her about a strong, great God, I remembered this:
"I will be a Father to you,
    and you will be my sons and daughters"

~ 1 Corinthians 6:18

Right now, there is little I can expect from Sarah. Even as she gets older, my desires for her are many. But mainly I want her to know and love Jesus...and right after that I sure hope she loves her momma! I really do want a relationship with this little lady. To know what she likes, cares about, someday to know her hopes, dreams, and yes, even her hurts.
Sweet Sarah - 7 months
God calls me His daughter.
So, He must feel that way about me.
On a Sunday morning, next to a dancing 8 month old, I was struck again by the way God desires a relationship with me, far more than all the other stuff.

The truth is that His love for me, for you, for us is
...higher than any other

And the reason He is a
is so all that junk (my past, my present, and the mess ups I have coming tomorrow) doesn't stand in the way of our relationship with Him.

That is what makes Him