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Monday, December 05, 2005
Our Father Above
This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to visit my good friends...Matt and Heidi...in Altoona, Pa. Heidi recently gave birth to their firstborn...Edith Noble Manfred. So, it was exciting to meet Edie and spend time with the whole family!
It also seems that every time I visit the Manfreds, I'm inspired to write a blog entry! So, here you have it...
How interesting to view the life of a newborn (Edie is nearly 6 weeks old) and see how fragile and dependent she is upon her parents. What a frail but important existence she endures. Her only goal in life right now is to eat, sleep and grow!
Think of it, her only form of communication is crying or smiling. She can't tell you if she is hungry or in pain. What a job new parents have! (I'm praying for all of you who are parents and have found this a choppy and unguided road, at best.)
What a picture of the gospel! How feeble and easily broken are our lives? Yet, our Father cares for us. He dwells in us. He sent His own son for us.
Oh, how he holds us in His arms! Cleans us up after our messes. Holds our head up when we aren't strong enough.
Such disgustingly unmerited grace.
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Sidewalks in the Kingdom
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