Meggie and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting another little boy in January. Isabel’s prayers for a little sister have not been answered . . . and it is very hard to explain to a five-year-old why God doesn’t answer some of our most fervent prayers.
Fatherhood has convinced me beyond doubt of the incredible love of God. When I think about, see, or hold any one of my children, often I am overcome with the fact that I love them so much it hurts. I am weak, broken, and flawed, but I love them that much. So imagine how much God loves us in all his perfection.
For some reason I always believed that God loved me. I don’t know why. I could speculate, but I’m not sure that would get us anywhere. But being a parent I realize more than ever that God loves me (and you) in ways we cannot even begin to understand. And yet, we should be reaching every day to understand God’s love a little more.
My invitation to you this month is to take a few minutes each day to immerse yourself in the love of God. Find a quiet place, reflect on how much you love various people in your life, acknowledge that you get the ability to love from God and that he loves you infinitely more than you love anybody—then allow the love of God to wash over you.
Are you growing spiritually? Are you living a life more attuned to God than you were a year ago? These are questions we should take time to consider now and then.