I think that parenthood gives us a tiny taste of what it must be like to be the Heavenly Father.
“Thank you mommy for this delicious lunch of a grilled cheese sandwich, milk, and strawberry yogurt. I’d love some more milk and maybe some more yogurt as soon as you get a chance.”
“Mommy, it’s just one of those days. Life as a baby is tough sometimes. I have another molar coming in that’s really hurting me. I am just feeling emotional today. It’d be great to have some extra snuggle time with you and my stuffed animals in the rocking chair. Do you think you could do that with me after you finish cleaning up the huge mess I made at lunchtime (And sorry about that by the way, I’m working on it)?”
I know God wants me to go to Him in prayer for everything. Just not like my toddler. 🙂
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. -Philippians 4:6
At least I have the world’s best parenting role model to look up to as I navigate parenthood. Good thing I’m not called to fill His shoes–just to walk beside them as best I can.
I have felt that way so many times too! It is humbling to realize how much I am like a toddler to God. On the other hand, I quickly realized that being a parent also gives me a tiny bit of understanding God's love for me. I love my child so much I could burst, so unconditionally, and then to realize that the love I feel for my child is just a fraction of the love God feels for me… whoa. It's awesome.