Do you ever feel sorry for your child? Do you look at him or her and say to yourself, “Oh, how sorry I am that you have to go through so much pain in this world”? In other words, do you pity your baby?
Don’t you — even if you are not a mother — feel that umbilical cord between yourself and the flesh of your body? Don’t you feel what your child feels? Joy for joy, sorrow for sorrow, fear for fear?
I know I do — with both of my two children.
If you are a parent, then it follows you understand something of God’s relationship with you, His child. Hold God in awe; He loves you so much.
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”