A woman, when she is in labor, has pain because her time [to give birth] has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of her joy that a child has come into the world. John 16:21 Amplified Bible
My daughter, seven-year-old granddaughter, and I attended a baby shower yesterday for my nephew’s wife. A week before Easter, the perfect party décor and food included floral and carrot centerpieces, carrots in pimento cheese dip, and carrot cake. We played bunny bingo to guess the baby gifts. The expectant mom’s mother prayed over her daughter, her son-in-law, and her granddaughter who’s due in May.
The phrase “two become three” came to mind – the love, laughter, and lessons that Dad and Mom are about to experience because a baby changes everything. All the physical changes of fitting a child into their lifestyles and home, emotional changes that include sleepless nights and concern, and diaper changes that average about 2,000 the first year.
I heard Faith Hill’s song about Jesus and His mother Mary for the first time last Christmas, “A Baby Changes Everything.” It’s one of those captivating songs that I listened to hundreds of times.
One line of the lyrics said the mother’s life turned upside down and she was lost until a baby came along and changed it all. Jesus’ birth changed the trajectory of our lives. I believe He uses our children to do the same – to get our attention, to get us on our knees, and to get us living our purpose.
I’ve learned more from my children than I could ever teach them because a baby changes everything.
What lessons have you learned from your children?
In This Together,
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