Monday, September 5, 2011
It's been really exciting for me to watch my son-in-law change over time, but I have to tell you, it excites me equally to see his twin brother change. They're both maturing in amazing ways that make me proud. It seems they are both trusting their lives to Jesus more.
Here's what I know: the more you trust, the more addictive it is to trust. The more you release and surrender to Christ, the less you worry. The less you worry, the more you live. The more you live, the more you love.
I'm just glad my grandson has a dad, and an uncle, to take care of him - to watch over him, and to raise him in the Spirit and in the Word. I know I'll never have to worry about my grandson - they have it covered. I like to think of these guys as my own sons and I want them to think of me, somehow, as their ('strange') dad.
Of course I'm proud of my son-in-law. But I am so proud of my son-in-laws twin brother too. And, he looks a LOT like my grandson!. I particularly like how these 2 guys interact with each other - like they know what each other is thinking. There's a true bond there that nobody can take away (or understand).
Jesus had bothers too - we sometimes forget. Can you imagine being a brother of the Lord? Can you imagine being the brother of the baby born in a manger in Bethlehem? Can you imagine playing soccer in the streets of Jerusalem with Jesus - your big brother? Can you imagine getting into a fight with the neighborhood kids and your big brother shows up, and says: "'I wouldn't do that, trust me". Can you imagine going out to Starbucks with your brother Jesus, ordering a venti latte, you pull out your wallet, and he says "I've got it bro". That would be cool.
Life just keeps getting better.