On Monday night, November 24, 2014, Ingrid Kay Dommeyer was born!
She is 8 lbs. 4 oz. and is the most precious (and most cutest, may I add) little girl!
Hannah and I are a proud parents of our first child, our adorable Lil’ Ingy, as we like to call her!
Ingrid reminds me of the innocence of children, the simplicity of one’s faith, and the love that our Heavenly Father has for children!
Jesus says in Matthew 18:3 (NLT), “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.”
We as adults can be so selfish, stubborn, angry, sinful, full of anxiety, frustration, hatred, and we can even be foolish in our thinking. Little children are pure and innocent. They are the apple of Jesus’s eye. We must become like little children and humble ourselves before God.
Matthew 18:4-6 continues Jesus’s sayings:
“So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Jesus loves little children, and He is serious about them.
In the days of Jesus, some parents were bringing their children to Jesus for him to lay hands on them to pray for them. The disciples rebuked the parents, telling them not to bother Jesus. Jesus responds to his disciples in Matthew 19:14, saying,
“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
After all, if we teach our children in the way they should go, when they are old, they will not depart from the faith. (Proverbs 22:6) Hannah and I are just SO blessed by our little child, our cute little daughter, and we are so grateful for our loving family during this time of celebration!