God’s Workmanship

The past few weeks, Emily has been meeting with our pastor about salvation. On December 8, she prayed to ask Jesus into her heart. We’re delighted for her decision. Because of her age, we felt it best that she meet with the pastor before making a profession of faith and being baptized. So far, she has met with him four times. Her final meeting will be this week. Scott and I have taken turns going with her. I went with her last week. We talked about how each person is created unique and for a purpose. He asked Emily how many 6 years old named Emily there are that are just exactly like her. She seemed to grasp the idea that she is an original.

It’s so amazing to me that we are unique not only by our abilities, but also by our appearance. We often hear about how much Timothy and Zachary look alike. We used to argue that while there is no denying that they are brothers, they each have their own unique look. Lately, we’ve more inclined to just let it go. We are with the boys day in and day out, so we notice their differences more than those who don’t see them as much.

Almost as much as we hear that the boys look alike, we hear that the boys look just like Scott and that Emily looks like me. I’ve been looking at some old pictures lately, and have really enjoyed seeing the similarities in our baby pictures and the kids’ pictures.

These are some pictures of us around the age that the kids are now and some pictures of the kids at age 2, 3 1/2, and 6.


This is not to dispute anybody’s opinion about who the kids look like. All three of them definitely favor both of us at times. These were just some that I found interesting.
What do you think?

We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10


6 thoughts on “God’s Workmanship

  1. Zachary looks like his mother–more than I ever noticed and Timothy looks just like his dad. Emily seems to mostly look like Emily. I’m sure all grandparents think their grandkids are just as pretty and good as ours, but they’re wrong. Ours are the best.

  2. I’m in total agreement. Each one IS unique, but you can tell they are related to each other and to their parents and grandparents. What a great group of kiddos-great lookin and smart, too! (The pictures of Scott brought back sweet memories, too. He was [and still is] such a cutie!)

  3. Lori, What a surprise to hear from you. Your kids are adorable. I’ll be checking back. I do keep up with you through Angie, but now I can keep up with you for myself.

  4. I think that Emily does favor you a great deal – Timothy favors Scott. But Zachary is more of a combination of the two of you… I don’t think that Timothy and Zachary favor each other that much… It’s just that they are both boys with similar hair cuts and some resemblance to each other.

    I, too, enjoy looking at genetics and my children. Still can’t figure out brown eyes and green eyes made blue eyes 100% of the time in our experience. hehe…

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