My kids are the objects of my affection. Very often I stop whatever I’m doing and just watch them.
I love to watch them playing and giggling and enjoying life. I feel like I fall more in love with them and appreciate them more everyday. My heart will even skip a beat as I feel it swell full of love for them.
I watch them all the time and most of the time, they are completely unaware I am watching them. One of them may occasionally look up and catch me watching and throw a loving smile my way. Then immediately get right back to being completely absorbed in the play.
I am devoted to them. I delight in them. I want to protect them. I want to provide for them, secure a future for them. I am responsible for them, after all, they are mine, I made them. There is no limit to what I would do for them. I have sacrificed in ways they won’t realize until they become a parent themselves.
My kids trust me and are completely secure in my love for them. They know there will be food on the table and a warm bed for them, always.
Isn’t that a great picture of how God loves us? We are the objects of His affection.
If as earthly parents we know how to give good things to our children, how much more will God our Father, give us good things? Matthew 7:11
Is it any wonder Jesus said to have faith like children, they simply trust, no questions, no doubt, they simply believe, Mark 10:15