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.
Photo courtesy of Richard Taylor Campbell.