"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 the Lenten devotional "With Our Savior," published by Creative Communications for the Family/Bayard, Inc. and All is Blessing: Finding God in the Tensions of Life, to be published by Our Sunday Visitor in the fall of 2021. Her freelance work has appeared in various Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Focus on the Family magazine, Catechist magazine, These Days devotional, and Keys for Kids devotional. The founder of MOSAIC of Faith, a ministry with several different programs for mothers and children, she blogs at Shifting My Perspective.