The Birth of Hope

Jesus brings hope

The A newborn baby inspires hope. The earthy, metallic smell of birth mixes with the sweetness of Johnson & Johnson’s baby lotion. It reaches your heart through your nose. A smile tickles your lips just as you start to talk in a silly voice that you wouldn’t dare use in an adult conversation. Babies are a phenomenon of hope and expectation.

My sister recently gave birth to her first child, a precious little boy named Charlie. As I held Charlie for the first time, my heart began to fill with hope for my nephew.

I considered all the promising things in his life and how he would be shaped by them.

I hope the best for my precious nephew. He is set up for success. He is poised for a happy life.

Visiting another birth, we meet another baby boy. Jesus, the hope of the world. Continue reading at The Glorious Table.

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Photo courtesy of Richard Taylor Campbell.

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