I drove up to the school entrance like I do most every morning. I prayed over my big kids and gave them my usual, “Be the light of Jesus” instruction. They always laugh when I say this. I do say it in a very funny voice. Well, funny to little ears, anyway. They exited the car with their backpacks in tow, and I pulled away with tears streaming.
I was overwhelmed with the thought of how much I love John Henry and Anna. I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I love them. All the way back home.
Pulling into my driveway, I felt God say, “I think about how much I love you, too.”
At that moment, I became overwhelmed with the thought of how much He loves me.
He not only loves you. He thinks about how much He loves you.
And, with the knowledge of that love for us, how can we not trust Him with our lives? How can we not trust in His faithfulness? 1 John 4:16 says, “We know how much God loves us, and we have to put our trust in His love.”
How do we respond to that kind of love?
We love Him right back. We love His word. We love His presence. We love His people.
I want to be as obsessed with Him as He is with me. My dad reminded me yesterday, “If He can put His body on a cross, I can put my heart and soul there.”
May I be mindful daily to do just that.
And, may I never stop being overwhelmed by how relentless He truly is.