Monday, June 20, 2011

he must increase; i must decrease

Ever had one of those moments that you want to linger in for a while?
I had one of those moments in church on Sunday.
Abi was playing with my jewelry and entertaining herself with my pretties.
She grabbed my hand and just held it for a while.  Tight.  She didn't want to let me go.  And I didn't want to let her go.
I love it that she wants to wear pretties like me.
I love it that it's hard to tell which hand is hers and which one is mine.  Only the lines of age and years in the sun tell their story and give me away :)

And then I realized she watches everything I do and listens to everything I say.  She wants to be like me.  She is a lot like me. 
I want to be more like Jesus so she will become more like Jesus.  I want to be transparent so she sees only Jesus.  I wonder if this is how John the Baptist felt when he said "He must become greater; I must become less."  (John 3:30). 

I will always remember that moment when Abi grabbed my hand and hung on with a squeeze that said "I love you, mommy."  And that memory will always remind me to keep my eyes on Jesus so those around me can see Him more clearly.  My prayer will continue to be "He must increase and I must decrease."

7 comments:

Amy said...

"I want to be more like Jesus so she will be more like Jesus."
Wow.
That's all.
Just wow.
Love you!

rentz said...

So sweet! And a great reminder! We must do breakfast soon...

Julie said...

Well said, Danielle.

Chad and Jody said...

beautiful post

Mitch said...

So you were takin' pics during church? (Haha! Busted!)

Dad said...

Very well put. The thought and the inspiration has pawer in it. You heard God's still small voice.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful.