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!