Those of you who know Ambrose know him to be a wonderful, outgoing little boy…who throws some out-of-this world tantrums. He’s volatile.
I love him with a passionate heart. But my love is imperfect. If he screams through the middle of the night, I’m tired and grumpy. If he screams in the car I’m irritated. If he screams in the store I’m embarrassed and annoyed. These are not qualities of a perfect love.
But God’s love is perfect and unfailing. His love is unconditional. His love is relentless. His love is beautiful. His love is enough to fill in the gaps that my parenting leaves. His love gives us a new identity.
When I call Ambrose “Mr. Crabby Pants,” God calls him Delightful. When I call him “Grump,” God calls him Joy. When I call him “Ambrose David,” God calls him “Beloved for Eternity.”