shelby kate & the focus of God’s love

Yesterday, I met my nephew’s daughter for the first time. This is Shelby Kate.

baby shelby

Isn’t she a lovey?

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you she was the center of attention. Kate (Shelby’s aunt and namesake) was doing her newborn shoot.  Here she is coaxing Shelby back to sleep …

kate and shelbyAnd here is her amazing (and gorgeous!) mama, Sabrina, changing her outfit.

sabrina and shelbyIt was all ooo and aaah with Shelby. And gracious, it’s easy to understand why … just look at shelby sleeping

We were all mesmerized by her baby perfection. Every little move and smile and breath. She was the undeniable center of attention.

We get that with babies. Because they’re so tiny and innocent and helpless and adorable.

But would it surprise you to know that you are the focus of God’s love? That his wholehearted attention is centered on you?long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love

I believe it for Shelby. Because I feel she deserves it.

But I’m not tiny and innocent and helpless and adorable. At all.

And yet … the Word says it’s true.

Praying for you today. That deep down you’ll know he loves you. And that he’s thinking about you. Because you are the focus of his love.