Eva Monet is snuggling up, savoring every last drop of her bedtime bottle. With the tender sounds of contented suckling & the sweetness of her face cast by the evening moon, I am drawn to pray the words from Philippians 4:8 out loud over her:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."
Though Eva is too young to understand, I pray someday her heart will capture the truth and richness of this scripture. It's in these qualities that real beauty exists.
As my prayer concludes and Eva's bottle is emptied, with her soft little fingers she begins to delicately explore my lips. A pronounced moment between Baby & Momma. Though no words are exchanged, it is in her gentle touch that I am reminded once again: Momma's Lips, Daddy's Love, Our Home... this is where she will first learn the value to "think about such things."
And so I pause and reflect... "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable..."