I was having a particularly difficult day with the kids. They seemed not to require much sleep the last few nights which meant tensions were pretty high in our family. On top of it, I was sick with a cold and sinus infection.
After preparing dinner, my daughter comes to me, handing me an envelope filled with twirlies and hearts, sparkles and kisses. Here comes another one of her hundred drawings, I almost dreaded.
I opened it and began to read: “From Adina, to mom. I love you mom. Yr so so so swet mabe sum dya I can be so swet lic you. Love Adina.” (Interpretation: I love you Mom. You’re so so so sweet. Maybe some day I can be as sweet like you.)
My eyes suddenly got teary eyed, and all blemishes of the day, all the times she had been quick to talk back disrespectfully, or leave a mess around the house, complain about something or argue with her brother, immediately vanished, just like that. All was forgiven, all was forgotten and I just fell into her arms and gave the biggest hug and kiss that I could muster up.
I felt Jesus’ love for me, right then and there, through my little girl’s act of love, taking her time to write as best as she could, her sincere feelings of the heart. And it wasn’t complicated. It was as simple as it gets. But I got the point.
It made me think of Jesus’ love for us. I asked myself “Is it possible that one sweet special moment with Him erases all the mistakes and sins that we’ve committed?” Now I have the answer. And I could have read it in His Word all along. I just needed a living example of it in my own life to truly understand its magnitude.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3: 22, 23)