When mothers and fathers hold their newborn child they hold God’s most precious gift to humankind in their hands--the gift of life. In that moment lies not only the hope and future of that child, but of a nation. Each child possesses its own beauty and purpose. The care and nurturing required to turn that beauty into its fully blossomed potential belong to each of us as care takers of the garden of our lives. It’s an awesome responsibility. May I accept the challenge with joy.
God of Life, help me to be an advocate for all those things which will nurture with care each and every child that you are bringing to full blossom in my life. Amen.
Island Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Wheeling, West Virginia