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Falling in love. Some parents report it happening in the moments after birth as they first held their little one in their arms. Others confess that it took them days or even weeks to warm up to the strange little creature that completely rearranged their lives. Both are completely normal! Either way, it’s a fierce and overwhelming experience when it happens, a love that practically bowls you over with the desire to protect and nurture your precious baby.
Hold onto that feeling! It may provide you with your first opportunity to begin teaching your little one about God. No, your little one isn’t ready for theology lessons, and it will be a while before they’ll be able to understand Bible stories or think concretely about faith, but it’s not too early for your child to experience God’s love. God’s fathomless love is difficult even for adults to understand, but many of us begin to grasp it by thinking of God as a loving parent and of ourselves as God’s children. As a new parent, you now have an opportunity to give your child a glimpse of the way God loves them. Every feeding, every lullaby, every cuddle, and even every diaper change is laying a foundation for the way your child will understand God’s presence, God’s comfort, and God’s love and care in their life.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, though–God’s love may be perfect, but no human parent is. Just focus on enjoying these early days with your baby, love them fiercely, and find peace in the knowledge that God cares for your child with a love that meets and even surpasses yours.
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. –Psalm 139:1
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