Daily Bible Inspirations

Our Heavenly Parent

by Heather Tietz

But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

It is perhaps one natural rule of parenting is to love your child.

They require more labor of time, more patience of heart, more perseverance of brainpower, more surrender of will, more courage to cope with body fluids then any person we will ever meet! Yet, the more time we invest, the more we know their little sinning selves, the more we feel the need to care for and protect them. The more we love.

Parenting begets love. God is a parent. He is the parent of all parents, managing more children then we can calculate. He dreamed us all up. He chose our genes. He pieced them together. He monitored our birth. He’s seen our first step and every step thereafter.

He knows what weakness causes us to fall. More than any biological parent, He understands us and He loves us. “While we were yet sinners, He died for us.” That is parental love times infinity. Revel in it. Then, pass it on.