Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scripture Sunday | Love

My son woke up at 5:00 this morning crying.  He never wakes up any more for any reason as he is almost 7 years old now.  My husband got up to see what was wrong and I heard my son say that his ear hurt.  He had been sick a couple days ago with a sore throat and whatever congestion he had along with it must have moved into his ears.  I went and got the children's Tylenol and asked if he wanted me to rock him.  He said yes.  We went into the living room and he went to sit down next to me.  I pulled him up onto my lap and held him the way I would have held him when he was much smaller.  I can imagine that even when my kids are much, much bigger I will still want to rock and comfort them.  I hope that as my kids get older they will still be able to come to me if they are going through anything.  And I hope to have a front porch swing that we can sit together on while we talk.  And Rock.  

It all reminds me of the kids' book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch.  The words in the book are:
"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."   I can't read the book without crying.  I have to take a breath and compose myself before each new page.  I'm tearing up now even thinking about it.  If you've never read it and you're a mother, you have to get the book. 

My bible verse I picked this week is:

"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies they will cease; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.  When I was child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love."   1 Cor. 8-13 NIV







 

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