Some of us spend our entire lives seeking our parents’ ‘blessing’ or approval.
And even when it’s found, an emptiness might still remain.
I love this verse, which describes the ‘father heart’ of God:
“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)
He has lavished us with love. If you want to think of his love as water, it’s like a great big ocean – not just a few drops. I love God’s love!!!
We are children of God. Adopted sons and daughters. We receive His inheritance! We are His! That is what I am! That is what you are! Child of God. Royal son or daughter. Forever beloved. Forever found. Forgiven, redeemed… once – and for all time.
And when we receive the ‘blessing’ of our heavenly father, we can stop trying to change the unchangeable in our own lives. We can accept what has happened – or not happened – and bless our very human parents with the love only God can give. Forgiveness and redemption doesn’t have to stop with us.