My youngest son is at that age. Everything is new, and we MUST document it.
He is beginning to walk, and say words, and climb stairs, and go down stairs, and develop facial expressions… I could go on and on.
The other day, Joshua said, “Dad, take a picture of Daniel. He is walking.” Anna says that all the time too.
And we could. (Keep in mind, we are the couple that took less than five pictures of our honeymoon.)
We have gigabytes of pictures of our children. If I could, I would keep a camera on them every second of the day. We have some pictures of him sleeping.
2 Chronicles 16:9 delivers a frightening prophecy, but before it does, the Bible makes this promise about God: “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His…”
That means that Jesus constantly has His camera on me – and on you. Pictures of our steps toward Him on His refrigerator door. He bores His friends with home videos of our songs of praise. His facebook page let’s everyone know where we have been this week. He even smiles at us when we sleep.
Someday, Daniel will say, “Dad, turn off the camera. I want some privacy.” I think that is why Jesus asked us to have faith like a little child.
A little child knows that when he or she is being watched, it is because I want him or her to succeed.
A little child knows that when the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, it is because of love.
If you need a reminder today: He is proud of you. He loves you.
Jesus, thank You for smiling. Amen.