They named him Christian

May 11, 2012 | My Jottings

My daughter Sara saw something on Facebook recently and climbed into bed with me last night to show it to me. We watched it on her iPhone and we laughed and cried, and I was humbled and filled with awe by the time it was over. I knew I had to share.

This video below is about a beautiful little boy named Christian, and his young parents. Their story made me think of how the entire Christian life is really a long journey of gradually seeing better. When we first come to Christ the scales of the unbeliever (see 2 Corinthians 4:4) are removed and we see our need for a Savior.

Over the course of our lives, the conviction of the Holy Spirit is really His movement in our hearts to help us see our sin from God’s perspective, and to better know His mercy and to choose life-giving things instead of things that bring death.

The Bible is full of instances where people come to see, both literally and figuratively. Even on the Emmaus Road, the followers of Christ unknowingly walked with Him quite a ways before He opened their eyes so they could see it had been Him all along (Luke 24).

And Paul tells us that while we’re here on this earth our spiritual vision will be as if we’re peering through a dark glass, but that someday our eyes will be opened and we will see Him and all of His glory face to face. All blurriness and shortsightedness will finally be gone.

This video made me think about how much our vision needs to be changed, how skewed our ideas are about God, about ourselves, about sin, about His ways, and about beauty and wholeness and human value. When I watched this story I felt as if a few of those crusty scales fell from my eyes, and I could see a little bit better.

I am in awe of how high and unfathomable and lovely God’s ways are today.

God bless Christian and his family!

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  1. Kay in UK says:

    An inspiring video/post. For once, I am lost for words.
    I echo your words, Julie, ‘God bless Christian and his family’.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Amen Kay! xxoo

  3. Helen in Switzerland says:

    I read this too yesterday – and felt pretty much as you do. God bless them all, their road will no doubt be stony, but they are certainly on the right road.

  4. Just Julie says:

    I agree with you too, Helen. TY… xx

  5. Ganeida says:

    I wish more people thought like this. God bless them for the love they’ve shown to the world.

  6. Just Julie says:

    I feel sure the Lord will use them in ways they’ve never dreamed….

  7. Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing this heart wrenching ….but heart warming/inspiring video Julie…& especially your powerful perspective. I was deeply affected.
    I too am seeing a little more clearly (after the tears stopped flowing from the impact of the reality of what I was viewing as the video progressed) into the unfathomable love poured out to all who will accept it from our loving creator. That precious young mother & her love 4 her child is so real & tangible in this video. Such mercy …such love ….just for the taking ….truly amazing grace….. supernaturally imparted love from our heavenly Father.

  8. Just Julie says:

    I loved what you shared, Linda. “Just for the taking”….yes. And I too was so touched by this young woman’s heartbreak and deep love. xxoo

  9. Dorothy Sooter says:

    I received the video from my previous boss at LifeLine. I cried
    all the way through it. So glad it is getting such great circulation.
    What a day it will be when there is no more Planned Parenthood.

  10. Just Julie says:

    I cry each time I watch it too, Dorothy. There’s something so powerful about love…plain and simple. LY…

  11. Rob Franck says:

    We all loved this video at our home!

  12. Just Julie says:

    Everyone here loved it too Rob! Thank you for visiting and commenting…

  13. Ember says:

    I saw this on Facebook – I think it ran like wildfire because everyone was just so moved and inspired by it. God bless that little boy, and his mummy, and all his family. May they be happy. xxx

  14. Just Julie says:

    I’ve now heard of many people seeing it on Facebook. Sara posted it on her page and one person told her it was just “propaganda” and I knew she might get some comments like that. I choose to believe it’s just a little family’s story – how heartbreaking and difficult it has been, and how hopeful and joy-filled also. I think that is worth sharing, no matter what the story. :)

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