Young Lives Day Two: 2,820 fingers and toes

There are 141 tinies and littles with us at camp this week. At about noon today, it dawned on me: that equates to 2,820 tiny fingers and little toes.

We are overwhelmed with digits.

How long has it been since you’ve seen or held tiny fingers or little toes? If you want to catch your breath with the wonder that is called life, baby fingers and toes are where it’s at. They are marvelous in their delicacy, astounding in their beauty, delightful in their miniature completeness.

These particular 2,820 fingers and toes are especially wonderful because we have been entrusted with their care for just a tiny sliver of time, six short days. We have been called to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the tinies and littles who are the embodiment of 2,820 fingers and  toes.

We get to gaze at these miracles every day and be awestruck by God’s love, God’s creation, God’s goodness, and God’s deep desire to welcome each and every one of his children home – children both young and old.

These 2,820 fingers and toes are a reminder of Who made us, Who loves us, and Whose we are. These wonders of creation are … well, quite frankly, they are unbelievable. Truly.

If the fingers and toes of a tiny or a little do not stop you in your tracks, reach deep into your soul, then catch and hold your heart, then it might be time to gaze at them a little more closely.

[Photos: Crystal Kirgiss, 2016, Timberwolf Lake]

3 thoughts on “Young Lives Day Two: 2,820 fingers and toes

  1. janvank July 18, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    What lovely images both in word and photo, Crystal! Our own set of grandbaby fingers/toes is due in less than three weeks, so I’ll be able to join you in the counting/wonder exercises. Thanks for stoking my anticipation 👶 .

    • ckirgiss July 18, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      Congratulations, Jan! Your own brand new set of fingers and toes – REJOICE!

  2. Cindy Jonckheere July 19, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Great message and precious pictures! Enjoy those babies! I miss being with all the babies, moms, leaders, and caregivers this week.
    PS: Please pray for a young friend of mine whose first baby is due at the end of this month. The little boy has no arms and one leg is deformed. It’s a rare thing called Limb Deficiency. The parents are strong Christians. Pray they bring glory to God as they find grace in him.

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