Today’s Reading: Psalm 139:14(NIV)
14 I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Yesterday, our youngest grandson, Andrew, celebrated his first birthday with a “new do.” Mom finally broke down and got his hair cut. The smile on Andrew’s face pretty much says it all. You rarely see this boy in a foul mood. He is happy every day, quiet and content just to be watching the world around him. Andrew is an observer. He is strong and capable, and nothing gets past his watchful eyes.
That same look of contentment and pure joy was apparent on Andrew’s face from the moment he was born. Once he took his first breath of air and his little eyes adjusted to the bright lights outside the womb, Andrew began to grin and rest happily in his parents’ arms. His transition from womb to world was smooth, even though Mom had quite the road to recovery afterward. Parents sacrifice many things so their children can grow into adulthood. They give of themselves to meet the needs of their young. The love of family is a priceless gift.
Our Father’s love is clearly seen on the face of every child. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. His handiwork is wonderful, and we know that full well. Our Father gave His only Son so that we could one day be birthed from this world into eternity with Him. We are traveling toward our new do, knowing that the heavenly Father is waiting there to welcome us home. One day, we will experience His peace that passes all human understanding in the arms of our risen Lord and Savior. The gift of new life is a gift of immeasurable worth. Do you know Jesus? Are you ready to receive a new do?
Grace and peace,
Faith UMC - St. Charles, MO
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