Last week I was asked if I would ever have children by a colleague. The conversation went on to describe how having children spends all your money for you, gives you too much responsibility, puts a strain on your other relationships, means you can’t do things your way and leaves you thoroughly exhausted at times. It sounds awful! So what, I asked, makes it all worth it? Why do you carry on past having just the one child?
The answer I was given was this:
“When my daughter looks up at me and says ‘You look beautiful today Mammy’.”
Isn’t that a wonderful picture of our relationship with our Creator God?! We cause mess we can’t clear up; we spend energy doing things we ultimately can not; we follow paths that aren’t right for us; we run away; we neglect our relationship with our Father; we don’t follow “House Rules”; we blame our Father for things that were our fault. So why does God hang around after all that?
Because He loves us, He created us and He was there even before we were born. And He longs for the day that we turn to Him and say:
“You’re beautiful. Yesterday, today and forever.”
Megan is a qualified Adult Nurse and has a passion for others' wellbeing and care. She enjoys reading, getting involved with church activities and pub quizzes! She has worked in the Church as a youth worker and currently leads a small group at her current church, St Paul's City Centre Church in Newport, South Wales. Her favourite Bible verse is 1 John 3:16 - "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers."
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