Wednesday, January 06, 2016

MacDonald: loving your children

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
    [Jesus:] “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
    —Matthew 18:10 (ESV)
    Do you think you love your children better than He who made them? Is not your love what it is because He put it into your heart first? Have you not often been cross with them? Sometimes unjust to them? Whence came the returning love that rose from unknown depths in your being, and swept away the anger and the injustice? You did not create that love. Probably you were not good enough to send for it by prayer. But it came. God sent it. He makes you love your children.
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood, v. I [1867], London: Strahan & Co., 1873, p. 201 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 18:10; 1 Cor. 7:14; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21
Quiet time reflection:
    You are the source of all love, Lord.
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