With the experience of Easter 2011 fresh in my mind, I decided it was fitting to share a story about my daughter’s ability to inspire those around her with her insight into God’s word. I originally documented this story back in 2009, so she would have been 4 years old. Enjoy!
Bailey has always had big thoughts and a big attitude. These attributes serve her well in many situations, and contribute to her downfall in an equal number of others. On the positive side, her big thoughts also apply to things of a spiritual nature. From an early age, she was always asking questions, and regularly offered simple yet poignant interpretations of favorite Bible stories. In fact, we loved to engage her in deep conversation about any and all things as, if nothing else, her theories provided a new perspective on “old” ideas.
Out of the blue one day, she came to her grandmother (my MIL Jeanne) and asked, “What is a righteous nest?” While questions were not uncommon, even ones that required a good deal of head scratching before a response could be summoned, this particular question seemed quite odd.
“What do you mean, a righteous nest? Where did you hear it?”
Bailey, as she was known to do, sighed with exasperation.
“It’s in that song. The one where God has a righteous nest.” Continue reading The Righteous Nest