Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Thoughts


Meet my newest grandson, born December 21, 2012. Caleb Allen Evans.

My husband and I couldn't be there for the birth, but with Face Time and phone pictures, we had the next best thing.

But I long to touch and hold him; to be physically there and soak-in the miracle of birth with his parents and siblings. I love him even though we haven't "officially" met.

Then a new thought hit me with Caleb's birth right before the time we celebrated Jesus' birth. I wonder if God wanted to physically reach down and cradle Jesus? Did He long to give a hug to Mary and Joseph? Did God want to touch the newborn skin and feel the curl of tiny fingers on His hand? Did He want to smooth the baby hair thinking of the torture of the cross?I know this might be wild ramblings...but....I wonder...if.


Then again, maybe God did.

Father I want to write what brings the You joy, and please come and touch our WIP forYour glory.

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy." 1 Peter 1:8 (NIV)

May this year be full of new thoughts, new writings touched with the joy of Jesus.

karen

4 comments:

Johnnie Alexander Donley said...

Congratulations, Karen! Little Caleb is adorable. And your post touched my heart.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

"New thoughts, new writing, touched by the joy of Jesus." I like that, Karen.

Lovely. Just like that sweet grandchild. Beautiful boy.

clellascorner.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful thoughts. Karen...Sweet pictures too. clella

Karen said...

Thanks, y'all. This Grammy just couldn't resist showing off the "new" little one. :)