The Advent Series-Day Twenty

Day 20: Ten Toes

Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

A sheep by a manger with a baby.

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It’s a tradition that is a part of every culture. Count a baby’s toes. The most common result is ten. Ten toes. We’re fascinated by our babies. They are cute and so tiny. There’s a constant disbelief that we were ever that small. And there’s the constant hope that our baby will grow up to someone like us. Or maybe someone greater than us. Counting those toes gives us s small reassurance that the baby we hold in our arms is growing and headed for great places.

Counting toes is a quick check to make sure our child is safe and whole. That’s everything is in order. No detail has been overlooked. It’s also awe-filled admiration of God’s craftsmanship. We squint to study the intricate patterns on the tips of each toe.