Image of God

hpqscan0252A baby is conceived, unique among billions, with unlimited potential. What impact might he have on the universe; and choose to know, be, and accomplish?

He could turn the universe on its head.

He is wise. If he had speech licked, he could teach the elders obscure mysteries; simple to him in their clarity. Perfect and whole, his soul transcending time, stamped with the image of God. Like a messiah, he is ready to serve, sacrifice, and save.

Who would have thought it.

Mama changes and nurses him. He sleeps peacefully. All is well. He is innocence; he does not conceive of evil, a stranger to him. Baby loves, trusts, and is courageous, too, fearing neither papa nor the police.

He began fearless; who will teach him otherwise.

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A little grapevine, he is fruitful early. Sun, sprinkles, soil, and support are his needs. The Almighty saw to the first three; for the last he provides us. We beat back encroaching weeds, spread rich fertilizer, and gently support.

A wise man of antiquity, Solomon, says,

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

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Solomon meant the grapevine. He points to the young vine’s peculiar traits and needed support. If it bends to the left, make a tiny lasso to help it climb.

But let it meander toward the sun. Don’t force; it will break. It has its own way the vine should go, and we discover it, cooperating with understanding.

Now watch the miracle unfold.

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About Stephen

I love diversity, and the opportunity to learn from everyone everywhere. My life has been one long adventure, from the jungle of Indonesia to the Amazon, and a few places in between. Multilingual and cultural, I adapt and find comfort in even the roughest spots, meeting challenges with relish.
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