The other day was a bad day. I was grumpy, owly and snapping at the kids- especially at Richie. ( I should have just taken care of the problem instead of nagging) My stress levels were up and it was late and I had lots of stuff to do before bed. I rushed my children to their respective beds- Lillon wailing for something to drink as I dashed out to get Eden to bed. As I sat their nursing her and staring out my window I began to relax a little. Some of the things I thought were urgent and had to be done tonight really could wait until morning. I began to relax a little. Thank you, Lord, for the hormones that help Mommies unwind while feeding their babies! Thankfulness began to fill my soul- thankfulness for a baby to hold in my arms and snuggle before bed. She dropped off to sleep and I tucked gently her in her crib. As I left the room, I heard Richie calling me- I had forgotten his goodnight hug and kiss in my rush. I went to the side of his bed and he wrapped his arms around me and said, “You are my good and sweet Mommy!”then planted a big kiss on my cheek. “Good” and “sweet” were far from what I had been for most of the day, but something in those words which I could tell came from the depths of his little heart were a balm for my weary Mommy heart. After finishing my few tasks left, I crawled in my own bed warmed with a love for my children and thought about how God loves us even when we aren’t being very “good” or “sweet”. O the depths of love it must have taken for Him to die for me-me who had nothing to offer Him but a heart full of sin and self! How He must care for us to love when we have nothing to love about us!
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Rom 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.