I'll love you forever,We hear how the boy grows and grows and still the mother manages to rock him and sing the song to him (she always makes sure he is asleep by peeking up over the side of his bed). It is not all sweetness and light—the boy drives her "CRAZY;" she wants "to sell him to the zoo;" and feels like she "is in a zoo." But she continues to find ways to rock him and sing to him until at the end of her life he does the same for her and then to his new born daughter.
I'll like you for always;
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.
I used the story to talk about God's abiding love for us and how God is a Mothering-Father. It is important to acknowledge all those in our lives who have mothered us: some of whom were men and others women; some were related to us by blood and others by love. God's abiding love is always there, even when we are not aware of it. We, who are nurtured by such love, are to pass it on. I ended by saying it is this abiding love that we, as Christians, have to offer to the world.