Archive for September 21st, 2019

Dear Friends,
Last weekend my husband and I got to babysit our baby grandson for the first time overnight. We had a joyful time with him, and the Lord showed me three ways on how He loves us that I want to share with you today.

1) Humans need to feel loved and be loved from the moment of conception. While holding my grandson and feeding him in the middle of the night, I started thinking of the millions of babies who don’t have anyone to hold them, to tell them they are loved, or to feed them. I thought of the babies that cry themselves to sleep every night because they’re lacking a home or people to take care of them. That thought brought tears to my eyes and I started asking God to help those babies around the world. In that moment, God showed me how He loves us individually, from the moment He created us in our mother’s womb. Even when we may not be loved by other human beings, He still loves us.

Psalm 139:13 (NLT)
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

2) Before our daughter left us with her precious baby boy, she gave me instructions and the times when he would be hungry, need a bath, and go to sleep. The baby followed the schedule to a tee! I thought to myself, “Wow, she knows her baby very well.” Then the Lord reminded me of how much He knows each of us down to the smallest details of our lives—because He made us! If a mother knows her child so well, imagine how much more God knows His children.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

3) Lastly, as we all know, babies do get dirty diapers without exception. On Sunday, when my daughter and son-in-law came to pick up their baby, I had just changed a big diaper. But when my daughter picked him up, she noticed his little outfit was all dirty… I had completely missed it and we had to change him all over again. That afternoon, I reflected on this little incident (which was actually funny) and the Lord showed me how when we make a big mess of ourselves—either with our bodies or with our lives—He cleanses us completely from the inside out. And He doesn’t miss any areas that need cleaning. He cleans us with his amazing love and mercy that only He has for each of us.

1 John 1:9 (NLT)
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

So now whenever I hold my new grand baby and pray for him, I take the opportunity to pray for all the babies in the world who don’t have people to love on them. I also thank God for cleansing me from all the sins in my life and for the privilege of knowing Him personally.
Until next time.

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