Seven years ago today I was in the throes of welcoming our first born into the world. He arrived in a peaceful birthing pool at 11.47am and my heart felt like it could burst as I gazed at this warm, wriggling pink body snuggled up to mine.
The love I felt for my baby, even from the first preganancy test, was nothing compared to the maternal surge that rose inside me, as I marvelled at the perfect little boy in my arms. It was like my whole world perspective shifted, everything else zoomed out and he became my focus.
He was mine.
I was now a mother, and my husband and I simply couldn’t wait to start our new life together, getting to know each other over the following days, weeks, months and years.
As I reminisced about those early days, I felt God whisper into my heart;
“That’s how I feel about you.
You are my beloved daughter, my beautiful creation, you are mine and I just can’t wait for us to get to know each other.”
God is our Father in Heaven. He is the ultimate parent, our Maker. He created us in our mothers womb, He fashioned us and formed us, He gave us individual gifts, unique talents, distinctive features. More than that He chose us to be His sons and daughters. Whether we believe it or not, He bought us with the precious blood of His Son Jesus so that all our wrongs would be forgiven and made right.
Because of Jesus, I am His and He is mine.
I am forever a daughter of the King, I am forever a child of God, always beloved and always belonging, no matter what the world throws at me.
And you are too.
God is patient, He is kind and He is gentle. He will not force Himself on anyone, He will knock the door and wait for you to open it. But know that He simply cannot wait to get to know you, to hold you in His ever loving arms, to gaze in to your beautiful face and say;
“You are mine. You are just what I have always wanted, just as you are, and I love you”.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son ~ John 3:16
Why not come home and sit with your Daddy today and let him love you back to life.