I remember the first time I felt my daughter move. I was so young just coming back from the doctor and siting on my bed in the sun thinking of how I didn’t plan for this pregnancy, but I would do all I could to make sure the little one I carried would be healthy.
I was thinking more or less of the pregnancy as my duty and coming to terms with such a life changing event but almost on cue a soft movement so slightly it was just a flutter but enough to change my attitude from duty to love and how I would move heaven and earth to protect and keep this little one safe. I held my small but growing abdomen no longer basking in the sun but was shining with such love like I never felt before.
At that moment I was not thinking I love this little one for who they would be one day but simply, I just loved them.
Many of us have felt that overwhelming can’t put into words kind of love. To love someone not for who they are or will be but to simple love them. To love them in the here and now not the person they will become.
As great of love that this is, I believe that can’t even hold a candle to Gods love for us. As we celebrate this holy week and on Easter Sunday. I reflect on this simple concept that God just loves us for us not the people we will be one day if we try hard enough but that He just loves us.
We over think things but let’s just keep it simple, we are loved just for us where we are at right now.
Romans 5:8 ” But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
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