in Stuff I learned

On daughters and love

I’m reading Matt Chandler’s To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain right now and this on his daughter crushed me.

He was talking about wanting to convey to his daughter why he loved her and that his love for her wasn’t contingent upon anything she had done or would do.

I will never forget taking her little face in my hands and watching her look up at me with those adorable eyes that melt me. And I told her, “I love you because you are mine. God gave you to me.”

How much more so Jesus’ love for us!

He loves us not because we have accomplished things or checked off tasks or not sinned but simply because we are His.