I am in New York on this Monday, and soon to see darling Juna Gorsline Knox again–this time at home with her mommy and daddy!
She is four days old today, and is having her first pediatrician appointment! Already a woman out in the world!
Yes, I am prattling on like a proud grandparent!
And it seems so right to be doing so, to celebrate her new life this week, as we in Holy Week walk with Jesus as he goes all the way through his journey to proclaim new and eternal life for all. It is at moments like the birth of a new child that we are reminded that all life is from God.
Indeed, it is good to remember that our earthly lives are on loan to us, to make of them the best we can. God is like a big investor who has decided to take a chance on our skills of invention–to see what we can make of the raw materials God provides.
And Meg and Kevin, Juna’s parents, are given the special opportunity to invest the best of themselves in her, along with God, to help her become all that God creates her to be. Jonathan and I, and Mark and Robin (her paternal grandparents), and her aunts and uncles and the rest of her family, are investors, too.
Oh boy, new life is so exciting! And a miracle, still in the making!