Thursday, September 2, 2010
Every night Randy and I sneak into both of our sweet babies' rooms to check on them and kiss their sweet cherub cheeks before we go to bed. It is one of our favorite things to do and we have done this since Hailey was first born. One night last week, after we left their rooms and were headed to bed, Randy asked me, "I wonder if God looks down us and smiles while we are sleeping just like we do to our kids?"
WOW. What an awesome thing to think about. It's funny because some days I feel like Hailey and I have had just a rotten day together. She would be EXTRA whiney, I would lose my temper, and so on. It would be one of those days where I couldn't wait for bedtime. I love her more than words can say but sometimes life is just hard for the mom of a two-year-old. But there is something about the stillness of her laying there in her bed at night that erases the day from my memory and I just want to scoop her up out of her bed and snuggle her the rest of the night.
The thought of God looking down on us while we sleep and smiling on us never really crossed my mind until he mentioned that but it reminded me of why God looks on us and smiles. No matter how rotten I was that day. No matter how many wrong thoughts I had. No matter how many unkind words I said. No matter how many times I lost my temper with my children or my husband. God still smiles down on me...because He sees His perfect Son. His Son who took the place for me and bore my sin on the cross of Calvary. I hate it when I act that way and I know it hurts God's feelings. However, I know He loves me because I am His child.
I am, by no means, a perfect mother. But I am so glad I know the perfect Father. And I am so thankful that He loves me no matter how horrible of a day I have had and that He smiles when He sees me.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8