“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others… His love has not changed. It hasn’t cooled off, and it needs no increase because He has already loved us with infinite love and there is no way that infinitude can be increased…
He is the same yesterday, today and forever!”
– A. W. Tozer
As a mom of five, I find this quote to be so very beautiful. I very much desire to give each of my children all of myself every single day of their lives so that they will never want for motherly affection, understanding or attention. I also know how incredibly difficult it is to feel that there is enough of me to go around sometimes. As a parent, I have to prioritize the needs of my children in order to make sure everyone gets taken care of. I have to actually spend time figuring out how to “fit it all in” every single day. I don’t want any of my children to ever feel neglected, ignored or less important than anyone else – although I’m sure that from time to time they do. Although I LOVE being a mother and having a large family, I have to admit that I often feel ill-equipped for the task.
Thankfully, the same is not true of God. He does not have to split His attention between His children. He never has to sacrifice time with one child in order to spend time with another one. He does not ever feel stretched, spent, tired, weary or unable to “fit it all in”. Tozer said, “…to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”
Ephesians 3:14-19 says:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
That we may be filled with ALL the fullness of God! What a beautiful thought!
There is a song by John Legend that I cannot seem to stop singing lately. I love the lyrics of this song. It, of course, was written for his wife but the words of the chorus are such a beautiful picture of love with a whole heart – love to the fullest. I wonder if this is at least a small glimpse of the way that God loves each one of us – deeply, unconditionally, fully as if there were no others.
“Cause all of me loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges – all your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning – even when I lose I’m winning
Cause I give you all of me – and you give me all of you.”
I hope you’ll take a moment today to reflect on the way that God loves you – the fullness and sufficiency of His love.
Rest in His infinite love today – He is more than enough for you!