When we brought Emerson home from the hospital back in 2014, I was flooded with emotions for this little human. He was tiny. A whopping 6lbs 1oz.
This itty bitty creature had captivated my heart, faster and harder than I knew was possible. It literally stole the breath right out of my chest.
And what was so beautiful about it, was that he was created BECAUSE of love. I know every baby isn’t quite as lucky to be born because of love, but my baby was.
He existed because his mommy and his daddy loved each other. Love CREATED life.
Wow. How beautiful is that??
But there was more to my thought process. You see, humans aren’t supposed to do life alone, and there are so many words in the Bible for the term “love.”
There’s Eros, which is the love between a man and woman;
Agape, which is a sacrificial love;
Philio, which is a brotherly love or a deep friendship.
Because I loved my husband with Eros, Life was created. Literally a heart started to beat and a body began to form because of love.
Being a mom, has taught me Agape, sacrificing for love. And now that we have Elliot and Evie Mae, Emerson is getting to experience Phillio. And there’s something very special about getting to watch the people you love experience love themselves.
Just in our little family; three forms of pure love.
But get this: The Lord loves us in all off these ways. All the time. AT THE SAME TIME. Did your head just explode, because my heart sure did.
Family is a gift from the Lord in order to get a little glimpse as to how much He actually loves us.
My love for my baby stole my breath away. But the Lord loves me MORE than that.
Life was created because I love my husband. But the Lord loves me MORE than that.
There is a pact between my children because they are family. But the Lord loves them MORE than that. He loves them more than I could ever love them!
Let that sink in. I’m not sure about you, but for me, this thought process shed new light on this verse:
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s
people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” Eph 3:18
The Lord loves you so much MORE.