Last week, we started a new semester of Bible study at church. We are doing Beth Moore's study over James. So far, I am LOVING this study. She has a way of hitting me where I need to be hit and I always retain a lot from her messages. Anyway, since we are studying about James (the brother of Jesus), we have also been reading some about Christ as a child. Like you have heard me say before, it is so strange for me to think of the same Jesus who saves and gives life as being the baby/toddler/tween that we read briefly about in the Bible. A verse that really jumped out at me over the past week was Luke 2:52: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." The Bible leaves a lot to the imagination as far as the life of young Jesus. There are a few stories about his childhood, but mainly, we are left only knowing that he grew....and as he grew, he gained the favor of God. I wish we had more details. I bet those were some interesting years!!
I tell you all of that to finally tell you that I feel a burden. From the moment I had Collier and looked into his eyes, I knew that I was raising a MAN. I don't mean that negatively at all. I just mean that I am raising someone's future husband, the father of my future grandbabies, and a LEADER. Oh my goodness...what a responsibility! I decided over this past week that Luke 2:52 is going to be my inspiration for my "life prayer" for Collier. I pray, and will continue to pray, that he will grow. I pray that he will grow in stature, in wisdom, and in favor with God. What a sweet, precious little man I am raising! :)
Speaking of Collier growing...check him out!
He is starting to scoot and roll all over the floor. He loves to be entertained by loud/bright toys, and he is chewing on everything!
His personality is not the only thing developing and changing. I can't even believe that the picture below is my same baby!
Gracious, a lot has changed in 5 1/2 months!
And he will continue to grow...