The last night before my baby’s birthday party I realized how much detail, thought and time I had put into crafting his birthday. When I say crafting I literally mean it because there were lots of crafts involved. The whole party decoration was a DIY project and I felt delighted in developing ideas for his birthday.
As I developed the party theme, created photo timelines and banners, I thought of how God is crafting our lives also. It was wonderful to see how my ideas came beautifully into life after everything was created and the whole set up was in place for the birthday. In this motherhood experience, I often get the feeling of the way God loves us too, while I am caring for my baby.
A mother’s love is fearfully. You cautiously care and make everything for your child so that it may be nothing less than perfect. But that kind of fear is a good fear that leads you to give your best and meet your baby’s needs. I know that if I can have this kind of love for my baby; how much greater could the love of God be toward us?
He made us. He is the giver of life. He even gave his son for us.
The psalmist probably wrote this verse while having one of those God-filling moments that I get while mothering. There is no greater joy in knowing God is the maker and developer of my baby’s life. And with that fearful—apprehensive, full of detail and attention— love, He has made him. We can be confident in knowing He is our Father and He has us at the center of his heart and care.