I am Alisa. I am a Christian who is married, teaches piano, writes, reads, cooks occasionally, acts out fairy tales with a three year old, and drags my little girls to coffee shops.
Simply, I love the beauty, goodness, and truth of God’s redemption that is found around us. We see it in part, we will fully know it someday.
Through a Glass is a blog that celebrates the love of God as a Father and recounts stories of how He sets His love on His children.
I sat in a NICU room in 2010, watching my 3 lb. daughter breath in and out. The colored lines and numbers flashed on the monitor next to her. The beeps sounded intermittently. Medical tape held an IV into her body. She wasn’t in grave danger, but she was eight weeks early, small, and attached to wires. Her arrival into the cold, blinding world of a hospital operating room had been dramatic, a crowning finale to her surprising entry into our lives six months earlier.
I sat watching her, thinking about the many people I knew of who had struggled to have children, who had lost children, who had adopted children, who had experienced hardship or drama childbirth. I thought of those people who had seemingly smooth experiences growing families. In this moment, where the quiet was punctuated only by a monitor’s beeping , the truth came together for me.
Being a parent is not about me. Nor is it really about the children that I am given. Being part of a family is about God being a loving Father who gives grace and good to His children, no matter what. God uses families and children to reveal His goodness, His love, and the good news of another deeper, more abundant life. The many ways God works in each family and individual life reflects His desire to be our true Father.
Through A Glass celebrates the goodness and love of God, reveling in the perfection of God, and worshiping a Creator who sacrificed His own Son to make us His family.
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