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I love the Lion King. It’s the first cartoon to make me cry; especially that part where Scar let go of Mufasa’s hands so he fell and died. Oh no! Not the waterworks again! One key thing Lion King thought me was the cycle of life. 

I got a new baby niece and she’s so adorable with her tiny fingers, tiny toes, tiny nose, tiny mouth…isn’t the gift of life a pure miracle? How God would take His time to mold our little ones and secure them in the mother’s womb as a carriage for 9 months before they are born. My God! That’s so amazing! It’s incredible!

You look at babies and you see a world that still has hope, beautiful minds unscathed by the evilness of the world. You look at babies and you see a chance to correct yesterday’s mistakes and to be the best you can ever be so they know they can be that and more. 

There are several ways to look at life. Either as the dark convoluted tube that sucks us in and leaves us stuck or as the vast space of opportunities to breathe and touch lives. I want to touch lives. I want hundreds of thousands to remember me as the person who changed their lives in some way. But to be honest, most days one just wants to get by, try and survive,  you know. Think about yourself- wotchu gonna do, wotchu gonna eat, where you’re gonna be… These thoughts can be so overwhelming that you can hardly have enough time to think about someone else. Even when you do, you still feel you don’t have enough to help them, maybe some other time.

Jesus knew we’d be clouded by these thoughts and that’s why he told us, hey don’t be bothered by these things. I feed the birds, I clothe the lilies, I am all you need. Seek me, seek my kingdom, am the answer to all your needs. As easy as it is to quote Matt 6:33, in all honesty, it’s really hard to live it. Admittedly I’m always anxious, I’m always drowning in my thoughts. But He knows this and says hey, my grace is sufficient for you. In this I rest my weary head and you should too.  Seek Him with your whole heart and I assure you, you will find Him.

What do you think about babies?  Aren’t they the cutest?  How many do you hope to have?  As always, I’d love to hear from you 😊