What a marvelous parent we have in God who knows us before we are born, claims us as God’s child, watches us as we grow, celebrates with us, cries with us, and allows us to make our own choices! The Psalmist celebrates the relationship we have with our parent God in Psalm 139 saying, “O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away…..For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Our book today shares a mother's love as she watches her child grow up and become a mother of her own. A love not unlike the love God has for us.
Perhaps the author had Psalm 139 in mind when she wrote, “Sometimes, when you sleep, I watch you dream, and I dream too…” God’s story – the Bible – is a story of the love and faithfulness of our God for us. “See what love God has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are!” (I John 3:1).