Mother and Child
18″ x 36″ enamel on board
Lyn Deutsch 2008
Original painting is available for sale.
You can never truly love apart from a personal experience of God’s love in your life.
Genuine unconditional love originates from God and grows and deepens as we deepen our commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Love’s commitment and expression is a volitional thing. It is far deeper than emotion. It is not enough to be evangelical in faith and heart, we must be utterly possessed by Christ, utterly impassioned by His love and grace.
Deep, deep love for Jesus becomes inexpressively emotional because it becomes a living reality of our whole being transforming us and those around us.
Almost all parents profess that they love their children. But also most often, our children perceive that love otherwise. Imperfect as we are, we make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are irreparable and we go on with our lives laden with guilt and regret.
Yet, there is hope for those of us who have children that have grown up and have been part of those mistakes. We can always humble ourselves before God and ask Him to give us the grace to acknowledge where we went wrong and come before our children to ask for forgiveness.
Our children must learn not to continue in those faults but rather learn from them and find hope and guidance in God and His Word.
The Bible has always been the guiding principles of families and relationships that have lived in genuine love and peace that surpasses understanding. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is still able to heal broken relationships.
I hope and pray you will come to Him today and experience the love that He has for you – a love that will overflow from you to those around you.
I have taken most of the words which I used in the video from the poem by Dick Dickerson,
a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13:
Because God Loves Me…
(Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13 by Dick Dickerson)
“Because God loves me, He is slow to lose patience with me.
Because God loves me, He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth.
Because God loves me, He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.
Because God loves me, He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God.
Nor does He belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.
Because God loves me, He is for me, He wants me to mature and develop in His love.
Because God loves me, He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.
Because God loves me, He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets a chance.
Because God loves me, He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please Him because He sees this as evidence that I don’t trust Him and love Him as I should.
Because God loves me, He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under the pressure of life for His name’s sake.
Because God loves me, He keeps working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up and can’t see why He doesn’t give up on me.
Because God loves me, He keeps on trusting me when at times I don’t even trust myself.
Because God loves me, He never says there is no hope for me, rather He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.
Because God loves me, He never forsakes me even though many of my friends might.”
For young parents, this is an excellent reminder for you in dealing with your children.
When God is at the center of your relationship as husband and wife, you have a rock and a fortress. May your family be blessed and God’s Word continue to be the food for your soul and guide for life.
Thank you for dropping by.
May God bless you beyond measure!