December 12, 2018 baby

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“After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?” But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.” Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” Mark 9:33-37 NLT

Good morning DearOne,

Some of you have seen this picture that I robbed from our Holly’s post. Our sweet baby Liv is a mighty mess and she, Levi, and Holly have shared their news of a new arrival coming in June. We are on the edge of our seats – so excited! What is it about a baby that changes everything? All that really matters becomes so very clear!

As I was reading this passage in Mark 9, with keeping Christmas in mind, it also becomes so clear as to why Christ came to us as a baby. In so doing, He showed us how to take that last place & be the servant of everyone else. With tenderness and open arms we tend to the needs of others … just how we welcome a little child into our family!

We hold them close,

we embrace them wholeheartedly,

we love away their discomforts,

their tears,

we feed them,

we allow their schedules to take priority,

we serve them and see the face of the Christ Child in their own.

We welcome them.

May you and I always welcome Christ into each & every day of our lives as we would welcome a newborn baby. May we welcome Him into our activities,

our decisions,

our thoughts,

& in all that we do.

In so doing, we also welcome the Father.

Today, I am reminded that He put a little child among them.

Wake up.

Be servant minded.

Welcome Christ in.

Go.

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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