“I’m in LOVE.” “Let’s stay in love forever!” “Do you still love me?” “How do I know you really love me?” “I don’t know if I love you anymore.” From the moment we utter our first cry on earth, we crave love.
There are so many good gifts we can give our children (or grandchildren)–at Christmas, and all year long. Last week we talked about three of the five best gifts to give them. Today, I’ll share the last two:
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29, NLT).
Every mom visualizes the moment when her perfect baby will emerge from the womb—the joy of her heart and life. But the first sounds she hears are not the sweet cooing of a contented infant, but the sharp wails of a screaming stranger. Years that follow may bring a love-hate tug of war between “I love you always,” and a “Who is this, child, anyway?” Is there a true joy of motherhood?