The video that accompanies this blog is of our grandson, Thomas. This video was made when he was about 3 months old. Obviously, I just love this video of the best looking baby there has ever been!!
As grandparents, Carla and I anticipate the joy of Thomas growing in his awareness of the world around him. Like all babies, Thomas was made for a purpose. He was made to grow in wisdom and in knowledge, just like the young Jesus.
For me one of the great arguments for the existence of a loving God is that there is something within that compels us to grow in greater self-awareness and in understanding of the world around us. This universe was designed in such a way that the crowing jewel of God’s creation, you and me, will reach our potential to fully love our creator/redeemer/perfecter, and one another. We were created to be enthralled with life and creation.
When I hold Thomas, I marvel that there was a time when I believed that all of creation was simply the product of purposeless, random chance with no future other than extinction. Those days are long gone. I have been given the gift of faith. Now, I see the fingerprints of Jesus everywhere I look.
Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me bless God’s holy name.