Sunday, January 24, 2016

Your Life Has Purpose

I was drying Abby's hair tonight and she was smiling and giggling over something.  I told her I loved her smile and she commented that she didn't like her smile because it looked weird.  This isn't the first time she has said it, so I decided to have a more in depth talk with her instead of brushing it off with, "I love your smile!" like I had in the past.

I turned the dryer off and stooped down in front of her.  I shared with her a verse that has become one of my favorites since she was born:


We talked about what that verse meant and I reminded her that God created her cute little nose, her adorable smile, and her deep brown eyes.

Then I said, "You know how your ribs are in pieces and Dr. Campbell had to fix them with the VEPTR?"  

She nodded.  

"God created those ribs to be just like that too.  It's hard for us to understand that, but He did, and they are perfect.  They may not seem that way, but they are.  Do you know why He did that?"

She shook her head, taking it all in.  She is wise beyond her years, and I know she was comprehending what I was saying.  

"He did that so that your life could tell others about God.  And you're doing that every day, because others are seeing you and realizing that God still performs miracles.  Your life has purpose, Abby.  You were created to point others toward God."

She hugged me and said she is going to tell everyone about God.  My reply was, "You already are!"

Lord, thank you for these opportunities to remind Abby that she is fearfully and wonderfully made. May she always know that she was created for a purpose!  


1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"He did that so that your life could tell others about God. And you're doing that every day, because others are seeing you and realizing that God still performs miracles. Your life has purpose, Abby. You were created to point others toward God."
Those words touched my deepest, most heartfelt emotions, Friend!! I loved this Blog post!! It is a perfect reminder to me that I, too--who was born with multiple birth defects--am fearfully and wonderfully made!! Just like Abby.... ;)
Love you later, Raelyn