Today’s scripture: 1 John 5:1-6
“The love of our mother’s for us bears comparing to the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself completely for us. Like a mother’s love, we often don’t fully appreciate what God has done for us until we reach a much later stage of maturity in our lives. The greater we appreciate the love that has been given to us, the greater we respond with gratitude and obedience.
Some children, however, never really grow up, and so they continue to repeat the same mistakes in their stubbornness to control their own lives. Mothers generally never give up hoping and praying that their children will return to the path of truth and healthy obedience to the ways they were taught as children. Jesus never gives up either. He waits for those who resist maturing as Christians to turn back to Him in love and obedience.”