… they saw he was no ordinary child … — Hebrews 11:23
The verse speaks of Moses, of his parents’ daring defiance of the king’s edict that all the baby boys are to be drowned, of their certainty that he was cut out for greatness.
I remember holding each of my newborn children, unable to grasp how it was that we were given the privilege of creating and caring for something so precious as this human life. I remember holding their hands as they took their first uncertain steps. I watched them play, without their knowing it, and drank in all over again the wonder of discovery, what it is to be a child when everything is new.
I read this verse and I want to say, "There are no ordinary children."
And I think that is true. Jesus didn’t die for ordinary children. He looked at each of us and saw something far beyond the ordinary. He saw joy. He endured the cross and went seeking the one that was lost. The ninety-nine don’t replace the one. Jesus seeks the one.
You are that one. You are the one Jesus seeks. The ninety-nine will never replace you in His heart.
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