Sweet Sixteen

Today (3/29) Lucy is 16-months-old. Sweet, fragile, and exuberant.

One of her new favorite books is this little Bible. It was a gift to Hannah from her Rainbows class at church, when she was three-years-old. It’s full of lovely illustrations, and one day this week I showed her the picture of Jesus embracing a little child.

Lucy has been hearing about Jesus all of her short life, but she seems very curious about Him these days. The story with the particular picture (that she keeps wanting to see) begins, “Jesus loves children.” Before reminding myself it isn’t a politically correct song nowadays, I began singing it to her:

Jesus loves the little children, 
All the children of the world;
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world!

Oh, she was very curious about that song! She watched my mouth as I was singing it, and kept wanting to hear it. I don’t know what it was about it, but she liked it right away.

Tonight, I got to spend some time with Lucy just before bedtime. She sat on my lap and wanted to look at her Bible. Somehow, I managed to make this little video. I love capturing moments like this, when life is just happening; when she’s just being her sweet self. There are certain behaviors I know she’ll soon outgrow. Pretty soon, she’ll be able to use all her words and she won’t need help to find a page in a favorite book. This little video will be a sweet evidence of how she has grown.

Sweet Lucy, a sweet 16-months-old. I believe her little heart is tender to the Lord, and I look forward to watching her come to know Him more and more.


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