"You are all fair, my love; there is no flaw in you."
I knew Brian would love Sage. But I don't think I could have fathomed the intensity with which he would love her. I mean, this man pours over his beloved daughter. When he holds her, he holds her close, usually her face right up against his. It's precious. And there are many days when he'll walk up to me with Sage in his arms and say with all the pride he can muster, "Look. This is my daughter. My daughter."
If that doesn't make your heart melt I don't know what will.
I was telling that story to my friend, Marti, the other day and she so wisely reminded me that that is exactly how God is with me, His daughter . . . only a million times more. It's difficult to wrap my brain around that much love, adoration, and pride. I witness a visual of my Father's love for me every day as I watch my sweet husband cherish his baby girl. But then I have to multiply that by millions? That's an amazing kind of love. God says in His Word that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that His works are "wonderful." That's right, God thinks we're wonderful. Just read Jeremiah 1:5 and Song of Solomon 4:7 back to back:
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart . . . you are all fair, my love; there is no flaw in you." What a sweet Father. This is how much God loves us friend.