Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Way He Loves

The first time I watched this ad about moms of (future) Olympians, I cried. I thought of ones I love, back in Ohio. I thought of the future of my children, and every hope that it holds for them. I thought about the true, pure gift of being a Mom.

The second time I watched, I cried again, only for different reasons. It hit me square in the mug - this is how Jesus loves me. And you. He knows what is best for us, He takes us to wherever it is we're going, He knows how to provide exactly what we need. He's our craziest fan in the bleachers. He hurts when we fall. He tells us to get back up. He doesn't love us because we're the best.

He loves us because we're His.


  1. I'm SO glad to know that I am not the only one who cried (okay cries) at this commercial. My girls are 5, 3, and 3 and based on the bumps and bruises they have we are not headed to the Olympics. But oh, what a mother's heart can do to help a child in "the way he should go....".

  2. I didn't make it. I had to look away.

    I think this was a trick to make me cry.


    He does love us.

    Thank goodness.


  3. First time commenting...long time reader. Thank you for sharing this. I have the ugly cry going right now. I can feel Jesus's arms wrapped around me. I prayed this morning for this moment right here. I am so glad He used you to give it to me. Thanks for using your gift of writing and sharing it with the world. Much Love.

  4. Okay - me too! What amazing love.

  5. Ugh this was so beautiful. Especially when you think of the love our heavenly Father has for us. :)

  6. I love your comparison, so true. Raw love like this is what should make the world go round.

  7. well bummer. my computer is a speaker-less dinosaur. but! i don't have a smart phone for nuthin. must go watch. excited.

  8. Wow. Thanks for sharing. We are so loved.

  9. So undeserving, but He never lingers on that. Thanks for this reminder. I feel lighter when I leave here. I hope that comes across as a compliment. :)

  10. I love that video.
    It came at an opportune time as my son is going through soccer tryouts (sounds petty)but last night there were 45 kids vying for 30 spots.
    Of course, I love him and I want him to have the desire of his heart(TO PLAY SOCCER.
    I also know GOD loves him, and I have to trust that he will lead him on the right path EVEN IF, it means he doesn't (heart breaking for me/him) make that team. Ugh. It always seems easier in the video than in real life: there is always a "winner" and a "loser". God loves each the same.

  11. I cried so hard the first time I saw it I don't think I can stand to watch it again. I know.

  12. STOP IT!
    It's too early to have a headache from crying!

  13. Tears here, too! What a great commercial & post. I may never parent an Olympian, though, considering my 2-year-old drags me out of bed nearly every morning...

  14. This is amazing! Makes me glad that I have lived a life devoted to my kids. And when I think about God loving me the way I love my kids (except MORE!) it's just overwhelming. My heart is full.

  15. Darn it! It got me. Tears. Good one. I was missing my husband (deployed) like crazy and I realized: "This is how much God misses us when we don't come to Him."

  16. Yes. I had hot snotty tears the first time I watched it too.
    It was crazy.
    Then I hoped Ellie would be in the Olympics.
    Then I realized all the work that goes into that.
    Then I hoped she is just good enough at something to get some college money...
    Then I realized I just want her to be happy.
    Then I cried some more.
    The End.

    1. this whole thought process could have been mine. :)

  17. Wow, such a beautiful picture and simple way of putting how Jesus loves us. It's so true! Thanks for inspiring me today :)

  18. I pinned this because your words spoke straight to my heart, especially "he's our craziest fan in the bleachers". Love that. Thank you!

    Beth Geiger