There are some matters you don’t understand until you fully experience them. I heard parenting was difficult, and never doubted it. It’s one of the most significant challenges and joys that my wife, Callie and I have ever experienced in our entire lives. The joys definitely outweigh everything else.
We are fortunate that everybody is healthy and doing well this first week at home as a family of four. Though the transition is tight in our household right now, it’s toughest on our oldest, our 17 months old daughter, Lily. There is no doubt Lily will be a great big sister, but there have been numerous stink eyes and jealous moments this past week. It breaks our hearts.
I know it’s a part of the growing pains, but even at a young age, we can quickly get overwhelmed with the fear that there is not enough love to go around? And also though we grow out of it, it ends up getting masked into other things like insecurities, and overconfidence to compensate for our hurts, and a scarcity mentality.
God’s love is infinitely more significant than any earthly parent. And God desires to give good gifts to God’s children. So as siblings, brothers and sisters, we need to be reminded that there is enough to go around. God doesn’t play favorites or hold out or rob one person so that God can bless another one of the kids. There is enough of God’s love to go around. Let’s live in God’s love and reflect that every day. Jesus said it best in John 13:34-35, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
While we have a lot going on in our personal lives, families, and as a church let’s never lose sight of God’s love. We can have the best worship team, thought-provoking sermons, the latest and greatest technology, an elaborate marketing strategy, and a plethora of offerings to the community but if we don’t have God’s love as Mosaic Church, it all means nothing.
Grace and Peace,