"Why not spend this in-between time teaching everyone about my Father's love?"After some thought, He said, "Why not spend this in-between time teaching everyone about my Father's love? It's what brings me complete joy. Why not share that?" And so He went on for three years, morning, noon and night, teaching about God, how to have a relationship with Him, and the great reward of His unconditional love. In doing so, He inspired people to love one another as He loved them. The ripple effect of that was immense. Perhaps without ever meaning to, He created a second calling for Himself that changed the world. While we wait for that bolt of lightning from God that reveals our additional calling, can we do the same? If, as we raise our kids, we focus on teaching them how to have a relationship with God, they'd experience His unconditional love too. If, in the process, we inspired our kids to love others like we love them, our ripple effect would be immense. It would change us, change our kids, and change our little corner of the world. What better calling could there be?
Copyright 2018 Claire McGarry
About the Author
Claire McGarry is the author of Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary, and the Lenten family devotionals With Our Savior and Abundant Mercy. Claire is a regular contributor to Living Faith, and her freelance work has appeared in several books, magazines, and devotionals. She blogs weekly at Shifting My Perspective, and lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon.