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…this little one!

Look at this cutie. Have you ever?

She just taught me the sweetest lesson. You see, I know her Daddy. He’s a good dad. A faithful husband. A friend to my own man-child who shares a house and does ministry with this sweet family. And her mama loves this baby’s daddy. And she loves her babies. She is present for them. She catches moments with a camera like no one’s business.

But this sweet thing is suspended in air! She has no idea what her future holds. But she knows whose hands are holding her.

She has no idea when her next meal will happen. But she knows who will feed her.

She is so incredibly adorable. But she doesn’t spend hours looking in the mirror. She sees herself through the eyes of the people who love her.

She is totally in the moment and at peace because she knows she is totally loved.

She may not have words or theology to explain it. She may not be on stage or in charge of anything. But she doesn’t need any of that to show what she believes.

It’s written all over her face.

She’s glowing because her focus is on someone who absolutely adores her. She’s pretty giddy about it.

And all the rest is real, but she’s not missing the moment by worrying ahead.

She’s my teacher today.

And I think of these verses and begin to see.

Matthew 18:3 Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10: 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

It occurs to me that it’s really hard to enter a door you can’t even see. Jesus is asking us to see like children.

Lord, change me. I need to grow younger.

love, Lydia C


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