Posted by: glorifyhim1 | February 24, 2017

A Crazy Kind of Love

A Crazy Kind of Love

Many, many years ago I heard a statement that has remained with me through the years. “Every child needs someone who is just crazy about him.” This statement was made by Sybil Waldrop, author, mentor, and friend. She actually included the statement in her book Understanding Today’s Preschoolers which was published in 1982. Although those words were written over 35 years ago, the statement is just as true today as ever. I’ve thought about that statement through the years as I’ve cared for my own kids and other kids that I’ve had the privilege to spend time with. Unfortunately, I’ve also thought about that statement when I’ve heard about children who honestly didn’t know what it meant to be loved at all, much less to have someone absolutely crazy about them.

What does it mean to be crazy about someone?

  • You are head over heels, wild about that person.
  • You would do anything within your power for that individual.
  • You are devoted to that person, seeking the best for him or her.
  • You love that individual unconditionally.

Why does being crazy about someone make a difference in that person’s life?

  • It tells that person that they mean something to somebody. They matter!
  • It helps that individual know that they are not alone. They can always turn to you for help.
  • It helps that person learn to trust – even when they don’t understand sometimes.
  • It assures that individual that no matter what, you’ll be there for him or her.

Every child who has someone in their life who is absolutely crazy about them, learns that they are valued, cared for, and loved. But then it occurred to me. All of us have someone who is crazy about us. Isn’t this what we have in God Himself?

  • We mean something to God. He loved us so much that He gave His only Son to save us.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

  • We do not face life alone. God promises to be with us.

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

  • We can trust God, knowing that He loves us and wants the best for us – even when we do not understand.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

  • We are loved unconditionally.

“Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you”
(Isaiah 54:10).

God has revealed that He is head over heels crazy for you and me – not because we deserve it, but because of who He is and because of His unfailing, gracious, merciful love! And just as a child can grow and blossom as they bask in the love of someone who is crazy about him, you and I can do the same as we exult in God’s ever-present love. How thankful I am for this crazy kind of love.

“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

(Zephaniah 3:17)

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