God Uses Small Things To Accomplish Great Purposes

Cora Lynn and Sienna Jessica joined our clan on April 10th, identical twins, impossible to tell apart, impossible to express our unbearable joy. They have infused humanity with renewed purpose and deep gladness. When I hold them I feel humbled, needed, and oh so vulnerable.

Proud parents Julie and Nic are now juggling three! Uncle Tony sent a camera that records in 360 degrees. Consider what it would look like peering down on the full spectrum of a busy room? Audrey (two) is in constant motion, the babies move from arm to arm, and large amounts of coffee overflow our cups. We are satiated, our need to perpetuate life quenched, and we are feeling slightly gluttonous with this gift of two. Is it possible to record the fullness of love? 

Let me just say time stood still when these tiny girls came into our lives, they are exactly what the world needs, drawn into existence by a deep, and abiding love. I call this God. I believe the term “labor” is fitting for this holy work. I watch Julie and Nic drawing on reservoirs of strength I don’t think either knew they had. I try to  replenish with Lasagna and quiche but their hidden spring never runs dry.

How these tiny girls will change the world is not yet known but we know God uses small things to accomplish great purposes. I’m reminded of the word Kairos, an ancient Greek word meaning “opportunity,” “season,” or “fitting time. In the gospel of Luke it uses the word Kairos to mean “an appointed time,” to be born. Oh how I anticipated their arrival, of course they came on God’s time not mine, an important lesson I’m brought back to again and again.

Their design so important as to be miraculously divided by two, Cora (centered, quiet, deep), and Sienna (authoritative, active, achiever). Baal Shem Tov says, “everybody is unique. Do not compare yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God’s curriculum.” This is one dynamic duo, as if magnets, their core so beautifully ordered as to have the exact binary attributes we need at this time, in this place. The reign of love just got a little boost. I’ll be sure to keep you posted…

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

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PS. Cora and Sienna are blessed with three great grandparents: Larry and Sheila Oreglia, and Ann Johnson. 
PSS. Monozygotic twins are genetically nearly identical and they are always the same sex. The children of monozygotic twins test genetically as half-siblings (or full siblings, if a pair of monozygotic twins reproduces with another pair or with the same person), rather than first cousins. Identical twins do not have the same fingerprints, due to the fact that even in a small space inside the womb, people have contact with different parts of this environment, which gives small variations in the same digital, making them unique.
PSS. I love being Grammie to three. 



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