When your heart swells
4 June 10
There are moments in parenting when I watch my children doing something, and — involuntarily, uncontrollably — my heart swells with love and pride and I feel like my chest is going to burst. My only safe outlet is through my mouth — with a smile, or a word or a hurried call to someone else to come and witness this marvellous feat.
I never know when this moment is going to happen. In the future, it may almost be predictable — like (I imagine) at a recital or a concert. But for now, I get random glimpses of my children — in their actions, their behaviour, their expressions, their understanding — that increases my love and affection for them to the point at which I bubble over.
It happens when they’re
In this same way, God delights in us:
I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.