A mother's love provides comfort, security, and encouragement to her children. The protective instinct we experience as a mom is so strong that we cannot imagine anyone who could possibly love our children more. And yet, there is!
. . . Except the Love of God
We have the privilege of loving our children for a number of years. But the God who designed them loves us perfectly. His love knows no limits. Yes, God cares about our fears and our concerns. But much more than that, only he can bring healing to our hearts.
The curious thing about the healing of our hearts is that our healing can take place only because of the wounds of God's Son. When Jesus hung and died for us on the cross, his death was not for his own sins, because he was sinless. His death was for our sins.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
We cannot come to God on the basis of our good works, social standing, money, or education. A relationship with him cannot be earned. Rather, we come to God on the basis of what Christ has done and through our faith in him. When we place our faith in Jesus, we stand in the position of incredible privilege—we become children of God.
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