Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Baby Love, My Baby Love" (the Supremes)

3:26 p.m. Today's project was to visit my long time physician and friend, Dr. Richard Guzman. Not only did he have his nurse give me a tetanus shot, but I received another set of lab sheets for blood work and a mammogram, since I didn't get this done in a timely manner, just as I stalled on my mammogram and colonoscopy. But I was spared a scolding, because I do have a colonoscopy scheduled and my blood pressure was a nice 125/75. Along with his med student observer, we shared our election day hopes and enjoyed some laughs during the visit! I love the royal purple post a friend put up on Facebook this morning:

"No Matter Who the President is, JESUS is King!" How very much in line with the description of Jesus in Revelation 20:16,


But as you can see, there is much bigger news for me, even bigger than today's election--I have a new grandchild on the way!! It's even sweeter to realized that Baby Love is a surprise, but not to God. And now that I  reflect on  him or her, we two praying grandmas certainly never gave up asking, seeking, and knocking on Jesus' door for this little one. In Luke 11:9-10, Jesus says,

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened.

And for believers to put our requests in the right perspective, there's Luke 12:29,31:

And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind...But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Having grandchildren may not be a matter of daily necessity for us older women today, but adding new generation members to one's family was absolutely a matter of economic survival in Jesus' time on earth, when all labor and care for the aged was carried out by family members.  Not to mention carrying on of the family name--the Law of Moses is very explicit on preserving family identity and property! (See Deuteronomy 25:5-6 on preserving the family name, and 27:17 on removing one's neighbor's landmark). Today as well, we want our posterity to reflect the heritage in which they and their parents were raised.

Some of us have had children whose beginnings surprised us, and have seen them grow up to become incredibly anointed, gifted members of the Body of Christ, with unique and inspiring ministries that will one day surpass our own contributions. God knows what He's doing.

The Supreme's song  from my junior high era says, "My Baby Love, my Baby Love, I need you, Love, oh how I need you, Love!" The Love and Kruckenberg families need and wait expectantly for our own Baby Love!

With the birth of every child, believers cannot help but think of the Child born on earth, already the Savior of the world even before the Holy Spirit conceived Him in Mary's womb, who forgave our sins and revolutionized our lives, "that we should be called children of God" (I John 3:1)

May all of my grandchildren come to know and love Jesus!!

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