It’s been a little over a week since our son Eli was born into this world. As I look back at the entire experience, and even what has happened since his birth, I am floored by it.
When he is in my arms, I notice all of his perfect features and all of the detail that went into his design. It’s then that I realize his creation is still only a glimpse pointing to the true power and love of God. When I’m tired and worn out – and he sleeps for more than an hour at night, it’s then I realize that I’m not alone – God is still caring for me. And when another friend, coworker, or a family member brings us food coupled with conversation, it’s then that I tangibly see how God provides not just for our physical needs but our emotional needs as well.
In this time, and as we move forward from now – my prayer is that I don’t miss the love and power of God in all of this. If I can remain grounded in the work God is doing, and his presence in the good and bad – I won’t take credit for the blessings he gives me and I won’t be tempted to shoulder the struggles ahead without his presence.
As the scripture below states, may I become even more confident in Christ and find all my sufficiency in him.
Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6