When my girls were little, I would ask this question, and it was music to my ears to hear their tiny voices reply, “Mommy does!” Oh, sweet victory, but it was also a wonderful opportunity to start pointing them towards the One who loves them even more than I do. Kids have lots of questions, and knowing God loves them even more than we do takes the sting of fear out of the great big, unknown world. As their mom, I love my girls for who they are, right now. I always have. Loving them unconditionally – even when it’s tempting to push them towards goals and accomplishments– allows them to experience unconditional love. Eventually, because we point to Him as the source of our love, they will come to know the same love from their heavenly Father.
“Because I love you” should always be the answer to their “why’s.” We exist because God loves us, and everything He does for us is out of His love. Love really does always win, and it is the most important element of our faith. Jesus died out of love for us, to forgive us. Love has already conquered all.
“Megs” writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. She stepped out of her comfort zone, and her Marketing career, to obey God’s call to stay home and be “Mom” in 2011. From that step of obedience her blog, Sunny&80, was born, a way to retain the funny everyday moments of motherhood. Meg is also a freelance writer and author of “Friends with Everyone.” She loves leading her Monday morning Bible study, being a dance mom, distance running and photography. Meg resides in Northern Ohio with her husband, two daughters, and Golden-Doodle … all avid Cleveland Browns fans.
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