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  • Writer's pictureSuzanne Taylor

Babies Can Teach Us A Thing Or Two

In the blessing of holding my 2-month old newborn grandbaby, I have noticed a peculiar and beautiful thing. I actually thought it was a random act, but then I began to realize it wasn't happening by chance, but was a regular occurrence.

He constantly smiles at light fixtures.

Not just a little smirk - no, its a full-on recognition smile. I wish I could show you. It's daily - all day long - the fan light, the lights on the mantle, the kitchen light - any light that comes into his peripheral. Not only does he smile, but he honestly gives the most contented look. I wish I could show you.

And, this gives me a theory.

Part A:

"For you created me in my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully ('awesomely') and wonderfully made; you works are wonderful, I know that full well. "(Psalm 139:13-16)

Part B:

Jesus is called "the Light of the world.' (John 8:12) Isaiah said, "the people who sat in darkness saw a great them light has dawned"(Isaiah 9:2). In Revelation 1:16, John says, "His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance." I could go on and on. The Bible Thesaurus says 'light' is mentioned 440 times.

You see where I'm going with this?

Now, I am no great intellect, but I know what I believe and I know what I see. My grandbaby was knit in my daughter's womb by the Great Almighty Himself. He says it, and I believe it.

He is the LIGHT. He says it, and I believe it.

So, when my precious grandbaby gives a smile of recognition and contentment to the light he sees, I begin to realize in my heart just Who he has seen - very recently. And, this gives my old grandmother heart a zing of excitement at just how close to the other realm we really are.

My grandson has taught me a valuable lesson.

I don't think I will ever look at light fixtures the same way.

I hope you won't either.

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