Love Capacity

Lauren fell asleep almost immediately during our drive this morning

On the way home this morning from Bible study, I turned to glance at Lauren as I pulled out of the parking lot to find she was already fast asleep. The image of her peaceful, beautiful face went straight to my heart.

Do you have moments where you look at your child and are amazed by how your capacity to love them grows past what you thought possible?

I absolutely love my daughter, and watching her in my rearview mirror as she slept reminded me of what an indescribable blessing she is to me.

Every night, I pray that God will watch over Lauren and Jackson. Does His heart swell like mine as we watch them dream? Does He feel the same way about me that I do with my children?

How big the heart of God must be! Before He set time and this world in motion, He knew each of us, and loved us so completely and with such a capacity that He made up His mind to sacrifice His only Son to save us.

His great love makes it possible for me to love. His love created me, and created my children.

His love makes me want to love more and to love better. As God fills me with His love, and my love for Him deepens, my capacity to love my family increases.

And every day, even in car rides home, my love grows for my family, and in turn my love for God expands in gratitude.

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