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Thursday, April 29, 2010

How Far Would You Go To Save Your Child?

What length would you go to save your child? Would you give your own life for him?
Would you put yourself in harms way to keep her safe?
This Mama killdeer was willing to sacrafice her life for her babies. She is pretending to have a broken wing so you will take her instead.

 I always thought I would do the same. I don't bring this up very often, I'm ashamed. I always thought I would go to the ends of the earth for my babies. The depths of the ocean.
I was proven wrong on a warm summer day. The family and I were at the beach. Anyone who knows me, knows that I only go to the beach because others want to. My biggest fear is the ocean. And my fear was carrying my baby away. No one saw him, but me. All of the good swimmers in the family were not around. I went out as far as I could go, the water was coming up to my chin. All I had to do was swim to him, but I was scared stiff with fear. I found myself screaming his name. His little face was wrapped with waves from the ocean. I can still see his scared little eyes like it was yesterday.
Then someone else heard my cry and came to rescue him. What I thought I could and would do, I did nothing. Shame fills my heart to this day. But it reminds me of the faithfulness, the undying love our Father in heaven has for us. What we could not do and would not do, He did. He did the unthinkable. He gave His son to save the rest of His children, you and me, the World.
I try not to hold the blame in my heart, but it is really hard to let go of it. That feeling of guilt will probably always be there. As deeply as I love all my children it has shown me that Father God Truly loves them way more than I do.

He loves you and I the same way.   For He gave His one and only Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

That night we arrived back at the hotel room and every one was settled in bed, I just wept. Not only because I could of lost my baby that day, but because I was humbled. My big words were only words and when I was put to the test my actions had failed, I had failed. And He loves me any way.

 We can't do it all. There are things that each one of us will some day be put to the test for and we will fail. That's when you lean on your Father in heaven, He will pick you up and dust you off. And let you know how much He loves you! I have yet to meet anyone else that would send their only child to die for you.

17. My Father's Love for His Children
18. Even when I fail He still loves me.


  1. I don't think I can read your blog anymore, atleast not when I am wearing mascara!! I appreciate your honesty.