If God Could Play Videos Of Your Life

When our three boys were young teenagers, my wife and I decided to watch some old family videos with them.

We laughed as we watched videos of them as babies, and for my wife and I, it was a sentimental walk back to the past, remembering those early days of raising triplet boys.

We then started playing videos when the boys were a bit older and playing T-Ball (hitting a baseball off a cone). On the video, one of our boys was upset over something. I was a coach for their team and went over, knelt, hugged him, talked to him, and comforted him. 

As we watched this video, the room got quiet. I wasn’t sure why.

Video after video played and our boys watched as my wife, and I loved our three boys. Whether it was Christmas day, a baseball game, or a family picnic, one thing was clear to them; they were loved by their parents.

I still didn’t quite understand why this made them so quiet. Wasn’t that expected? Parents love their children, right?

When we turned the videos off and asked them what they thought, I finally understood why they had gotten so quiet…

They told us they didn’t remember much of what was in those videos because they were so young.

Infants and toddlers do not have a fully developed memory. In fact, some studies show that we don’t remember much before the age of 7 years old.

And in watching those videos, our sons came to realize that they were loved by their parents long before they knew it.

They saw the love that my wife and I had for them, for years and years, and it went way beyond what they knew.

When we said goodnight to them that night, the hugs from them were more heartfelt, and the “I love you’s” were more pronounced. 

I’ve come to realize; this is how God’s love is for us. He has loved us long before we ever realized it.

In Jeremiah 1:5, it is written, “I knew you before you were born.” And in Luke 12:7, Christ said, “Indeed, the very hairs on your head are numbered.” 

What a feeling that is to know that someone (God) has loved us longer, deeper and in more detail than we could ever imagine.

It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?

I can only imagine if God could play videos for us and show us every time he has loved us when we weren’t even aware of it.

I think we would go to sleep that night and the prayers would be more heartfelt and the “I love you” to Him would be deeper.

I know they would be for me.

Keep the faith,