When I think about my imperfect parenting skills, I am reminded of how perfect the love of God is toward His children.
He loves unconditionally.
His patience is impeccable.
He wants my love in return.
He takes care of my every need.
He desires close contact.
I am helpless, but He is always my provider.
My relationship with my newborn is a reflection of my relationship with God. I am completely and totally dependent on Him, just like baby is with me. He is perfectly patient with me, as I should be with baby. Baby and I desire close contact with each other. In fact, baby needs contact and love to survive. Baby is helpless. Without God, so am I.