Sunday, December 5, 2010

Newness of Life

Written by Shannon Leigh

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(Ruby's first encounter with snow. December 4, 2010).

One of my favorite things about being a mother is watching Ruby experience new things.

I'll never forget her full body shiver after her first bite of sweet potatoes...

Everything is new to her, fresh & unblemished. She's not tainted by the world, not bitter, not fearful.
Sometimes I wish I could go back. I wish I could forget the bad and experience things for the first time again. Could you imagine tasting a warm brownie, hot out of the oven, for the first time? Or your first kiss, or your first pedicure (oh my heavens, a pedicure).

Newness is precious and pure, sweet and surprising.

It's also a promise.

"We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
Romans 6:4

Today I will celebrate the newness of life.


caicai said...


I am not really used to reading blogs, but now as i was typing newness of life in the search engine, your blog came out! I really appreciate your post and i do hope to read your future blogs.

Indeed, we should celebrate the newness of life. God is good!