Friday, November 22, 2013

Seeing Jesus in a "Preemie"

I'll post another entry on marriage in a few days but I wanted to drop this in because it was so powerful. My younger sister had a "preemie" 11 years ago that was born 3 months premature and so this hits close to the heart. As I'm watching this I'm getting all choked up for a lot of different reasons (especially at the 1:30 mark) but I'm also wondering where does this parent-child love come from?

Not to sound brutish but speaking practically a human baby has very little to offer anyone. An infant cannot speak,cannot feed himself, cannot even really move and is perhaps the neediest creature on this planet and yet the love a mother or father has for a child is so profound at times you feel you can literally touch it.

I am convinced that God gave us the capacity to love something so helpless, so dependent and so needy - that we might receive a small glimpse of His great love for us. You can't explain it and yet you know it's real. What other creature on earth has this capacity to love? Where does this "love" fit in the evolutionary model of "survival of the fittest"? What if we were created in God's image - and our capacity to love is but one imprint of His divine nature?

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are..." -1 John 3:1

If we reject His love we have orphaned ourselves from the greatest love we can ever know.

Peter & Kim

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