(Some of you do not know I also write for MyDaughtersFirstBible.com. The posts are lessons to my daughter as I read the whole Bible to her. This is the most recent one — shameless plug that you consider it for your future blogrolls.)
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7.14)
Some things are just too beautiful to let go. I look into your eyes as you clamber around your brother’s train set, picking up cars, knocking over little segments of track and town buildings. Mumbling, “Da, da, da, phsst.” I stop and catch myself. The delicate amber necklace that hangs like a pearl wreath around the miniature ivory tower of your neck, just below eyes shimmering like shining blue beacons, captures me.
Who is this lady?
You’re so sophisticated and grown up. This is no girl who stands before me. This is a one year old package of concentrated beauty my heart cannot hold, of stuff so pure and intoxicating I pour in and brace as my heart reacts. This is a captivating woman condensed into 15 lbs of little girl. My baby girl.
There are things too beautiful to let go. Like little girls with pearl amber-necklaces and big eyes with even bigger dreams. These things Daddy God would never let go of.
But what you hold onto matters too. It changes little things, like the light in your eyes. It fills your heart with life if you focus it on God, or hardens you if you fix your eyes on the world. [Read More]