We dedicated our work as parents and our girl to the teachings of Jesus this weekend. The words we got from @mitchell_gracepointe are just so beautiful that I wanted to share a portion of our reading. May we all be reminded of our worth, simply because we breathe. • ...And so with Pax, we will try to keep her in Eden as long as we can. We’ll try to keep her away from the knowledge of good and evil. As an infant we’ve cradled this baby and rocked her whispering the name of Jesus and calling her beloved. As a toddler, running around bumping her knees and knocking her head, and all the while we will pad her with her belovedness and tell her how good she is. And when she turns three and four we will try to keep her near the tree of life where she can walk with God in the cool of the day. We will love that she is still naked and not ashamed. Because soon enough there will be whisperings, and estrangement will take its unwelcome place in her heart. And a snake will ask, “What did He say to you? You don’t think He really cares about you, do you?” She will take her journey to the far country soon enough. Soon enough, so we do not rush to push her into its lostness. And after she spends her time in her own far country, she will be ready to come back to her own heart where the Father is, because Immanuel never left and He beckons Pax to come home. And when our girl comes home and says, “I’m not worthy!” the Father will say as He has said to each of us, “You don’t tell me who you are, I tell you who you are!” And a ring, and a robe, and a fattened calf will be presented, as we, with the angels, celebrate a child coming home.