You look just like Him


My nephew is precious. Every day, he grows, morphs. Sometimes several days will lapse before I see him again, and I am amazed at how much he has changed. Whether it’s a mannerism or a look or even his height.

Could he be any cuter?

Could he be any cuter?

My sister and I are planning his first birthday party. Truthfully, the party is a celebration of survival. The adoption journey has been a tough one for the whole family, but especially for my sister and brother-in-law. You’d never know it, though, by looking into their eyes. They have nothing but love and tenderness for their son. He is a joy and has given them joy.

Any time people see him, they can’t help but smile.

How could you NOT smile when seeing such a beautiful baby?

How could you NOT smile when seeing such a beautiful baby?

People also say how much he looks like my brother-in-law. And he does. Except for the nose. He has my sister’s nose.

I started thinking about how, as Christians, we are adopted, too. Into God’s family.

  • God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Galatians 4:5
  • See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
  • So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.  And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Romans 8:15-17

He chose us. He sacrificed for us. And he looks in our eyes and pours out His love, mercy, tenderness, and grace upon us.

My hope is that when people see me in public, they smile and tell me how much I look like my Father. Actually, I hope they don’t see me. I hope they see Him in me. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).



18 thoughts on “You look just like Him

    • He’s too precious. It makes me understand the lyrics of that song Jesus Loves the Little Children where it says: “they are precious in His sight”. I’m just an aunt and my love runs deep for my nephew. So I can’t begin to fathom the depth of Jesus’ love for us! 🙂

      • It looks as if at 45 I am very unexpectedly pregnant. Have been a bit freaked out all week. I figured I am 6 weeks now. due Dec. 22. At my age, I have read, I have a 54% chance of a miscarriage. I didn’t real want another baby, but now, after the initial shock, have already fallen madly in love. Would appreciate any prayers. Im trying not to tell people till am a bit further. But I had to tell someone, cause i am terrible at keeping my own secrets. Especially when it’s on my mind continually. Besides that i am very bloated i already look 4 or 5 months. I guess with your fourth child your body just assumes the position. Your beautiful little nephew made me smile, very inspiring to me. Thanks for letting me share. Love and blessings to you Heather.

      • Oh Denine, I will definitely keep you and your precious baby in my prayers. God has given you this gift for a reason. He answered my sister’s prayers at the age of 45, too!

        Please keep me posted on how you’re doing. I will upload pictures of my nephew periodically to keep you inspired. 🙂

        Hugs, love, and blessings to you, my friend.

  1. Yes! He is precious in every way as he is truly a gift and Blessing from God. He tugs at your heartstrings and reminds you daily that there is a power above that brought him into our lives and that we should be thankful to the Man above.

  2. When my daughter turned 1, my wife and I went out for a ‘celebration of survival’. No party for my daughter, just the parents appreciating we got that far!

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