Brace yourself, this one is going to be profound.
out of her mouth and she has started practicing her newfound vocal abilities on everyone around her.
And of course, as besotted as we all are with her, we get pretty excited whenever she 'speaks.' Our smiles become wider and we encourage her for as long as she can cope with the stimulation.
We delight in her.
This week, as I was having a delightful conversation with my daughter I was reminded of Matthew 21:16. (Ok, I confess, I remembered the words to the passage and had to google it to get the actual verse!)
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings He has perfected praise.
I never quite understood that one, and maybe I still don't, but as I sat and thought about it I had a slight revelation:
If we delight in the first coos and goos of our children, how much more does our Father in heaven delight in our praises?
If I long to hear my baby talking to me, how much more does He long to hear me talking to Him?
May you be blessed this week.