Beauty, mystery and wonder—all wrapped up in a baby’s eyes. Or her nose. Or toes.
As I think about how a baby can fascinate us and draw us to herself, I am brought back to the truth of people being image-bearers of God. Each one of us is made in God’s image. Each one of us has the beauty, mystery and wonder of God incarnated into our being in some way.
Image-bearer. Reflection. Likeness.
Partial and imperfect, yet portrayals nonetheless.
Right from the start, as babies, we disclose two important aspects of God’s person. The way a baby pulls us close and creates a desire for connection in our heart reveals God’s relational nature. The awe and amazement a baby awakens in our soul speak of God’s wild, vast and inscrutable Being.
Even a helpless, immature newborn brilliantly communicates deep truths about her Creator.
So we come close, and we question.
Who is this new one? What will she be like? What will she do? How will she laugh? At what will she cry? What will delight her? Intrigue her? Puzzle her?
As we are intrigued to find out about this one particular person, does it occur to us, that as we discover the facets of her soul, we are discovering pieces of God placed in her, to reflect His heart to the world around her?
Beauty challenge: Consider the people you love. What do they reveal to you about God?