Our young daughter has a silly game she plays with my husband. She yells, “I’m Papa!” while pointing to her chest. My husband responds, “No, I’m Papa!” to which she responds, “I’m Papa!” and so on until she’s laughing too hard to continue. We love cultivating her blossoming sense of humor.

Not-so-funnily enough, my daughter’s silly game is one we dangerously play with God. It’s all too easy to read Psalm 100:3—“It is he who made us, and we are his,”—and think, “Yeah, yeah. I know that already.” Yet daily we point to our chest and yell, “I’m Papa!” In so many ways we express independence from God. In so many ways we have forgotten that love made us.

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Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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