The family as a parable of God’s love for us

Ephesians 3:17-19

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, 

which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

I just became a mom for the first time around 7 months ago and through the adoption of our wonderful baby girl! God worked it out in such a miraculous way for us to have her and there are a million things I could say about the process but I won’t bore you with all those details. I will say though, if there is anyone out there that is interested in adopting, we would love to share with you how God worked it all out for us. Well, I just wanted to share with you all just a little something that God had revealed to me in my journey of being a new mom. It is UNBELIEVABLE the amount of love that I feel for my child. At times it’s overwhelming just thinking about how much you care for your child, how much you worry, how much you hurt when they’re hurting or when they’re sick and all you want to do is make them happy. I think the fact that she is mine and that she is depending on me to take care of her, to teach her, to keep her out of danger and to provide for her just increases those feelings. I was thinking about all these things and then John 3:16 popped up in my head,

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 

everlasting life.”

The intense amount of love that I feel for my family is just minuscule in comparison to God’s perfect love for us. What God must feel when He looks at the world and sees us separated from Him, in pain and in desperation must be a crushing reality. To think about just how much God loves us and to what extent He went to help us, to give us hope and to reconcile us to Him is so powerful!

1 John 4:9,10In this was manifested the love of God toward us, 

because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we 

might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but 

that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our 

sins.” 

My family is just a tiny reflection of the nature and design of God’s love for us. I want to be self- sacrificing in my love for my family, I want to seek their benefit and I want to be proactive in my love towards them. This is all that Jesus showed us by caring enough to show us what love is. I am so thankful to God for giving me the grace to be able to experience what love for a child feels like so that His perfect love of is made more clear to me and so that I can better point people to the One who is love!

 

For His Glory,

Steph Taube

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  • 5 thoughts on “The family as a parable of God’s love for us

    1. Beautiful Steph! It is always so comforting and exciting to be reminded of God’s love for us. Yet at the same time so challenging to know we need to show others that kind of love and grace! I love this gorgeous picture of you two girls!

    2. Thanks, Steph. Every earthly relationship (father/mother, brother, spouse, boss, friend…) is to demonstrate another aspect of God’s relationship with us. It is awesome when he helps us make the connection in our own specific relationship and teaches us of Himself and his love.

    3. What a beautiful post! Adoption and biological children alike are a testament to the relationship we have with our heavenly Father. Our family has been blessed with four biological children and three adopted treasures, and I agree—I will never cease to marvel that the God of heaven would want to adopt ME! Oh, how He loves all of His children…..

      Congratulations on your precious daughter and welcome to the spectacular journey of motherhood! 🙂

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