For the past few months, in the midst of discerning the needs of our children, I am constantly reminded of how similar the relationship between parent and child is to the relationship between God and us, His chidren. If I know so deeply what my children need or want at any given moment, how much more does our Heavenly Father know about us? In contemplating this, I am reminded that God's love is not some far off distant thing, but it is as real and close as Max is to me when we are snuggled up in a rocking chair. His love is even more discerning than when I am trying to figure out what will comfort Avila when she's sick. And His love is especially in tune with our heart's deepest needs and desires at any given moment.
I am so thankful that God called me to motherhood, because it is through my relationship with my children that I have grown deeper in my relationship with the Lord. By physically going through the ups and downs, joys and heartaches of having my own children I am struck by how God goes through the same thing with us. Motherhood makes me appreciate God even more and I feel so much more comforted knowing that God will take even better care of me than I do for my own children.
"As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you"