My Aunt commented on one of my previous posts. She said something to the effect that so much of parenting is seeing a reflection of our relationship with our children as God’s relationship with us. How right she is…
Tonight, it was getting late and the baby and I were waiting for Dennis to pick us up. I was trying to rock him to sleep and he was not totally relaxing into it. I thought about how often God is just trying to rock us into a peaceful state and we are stiff and resistant…fighting it; wearing ourselves out. When if we would just relax, we would find that sweet peaceful spot.
I think about how often Nick resist instruction, he resist learning and how he is generally uncooperative. How often are we like that with our God? He sees the big picture; He knows our future. Why do we resist? We do we believe our limited vision and our limited wisdom can guide us?
I am not entirely sure I like seeing myself in the baby; My inmaturity, my self-centeredness, my self-indulgence. I am not liking this at all. What is reflection I am seeing?
2 Peter 3:17-18 (New King James Version)
You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.