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Sunday, October 22, 2006

el retazo





El retazo, the remnant.





rem‧nant  [rem-nuhnt]

–noun

1. a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like.
2. a fragment or scrap.
3. a small, unsold or unused piece of cloth, lace, etc., as at the end of a bolt.
4. A surviving trace or vestige: a remnant of his past glory.
–adjective
5.remaining; leftover.
( a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists )


Why are definitions so intriguing? You can tell a true logophile by their love of definitions. The richness it communicates cannot be shared by trying to capture something in a single word. I love this definition number four. A surviving trace or vestige: a remnant of his past glory.

In the past few weeks I have beheld the remnant. I have seen miracles among God's people that have brought me to my physical knees to worship. This past Sunday I was privaleged to look on as 2 of my friend's saw their children be baptised. One was a foster child and my friend wondered what she had to offer him. God knew. He had a specific plan for this child in her arms.
That was Colleen.

My other friend, Kyna was blessed to watch her first born dipped into the watery grave of the baptismal to rise in newness of life. It is seemingly impossible for me to explain the mother she is. I am in awe. Her daughter has a grasp on the Holy Spirit and a desperation not to be seperated from Christ greater than most adults I know. Kyna has fulfilled the Scripture that says to talk about the things of God when you get up and when you lie down. She has been picked up from the pit and formed into a godly mother. It is a beautiful thing. I am not sure I have seen this done in such a powerful way before.

As I watched her emerge from the water through my own tears, I saw it. The mark. The anointing. The call. One set apart from her mother's womb. He knit in a ministry to Himself when He formed her innermost parts. I wait in anticipation to see what God does with this life.

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Baby Update:
She now has more clothes than me thanks to my mother. Here is her newest outfit. Don't you wish it came in your size?


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