“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
and the glory of children is their fathers”
Do you ever find yourself anxiously waiting for something?
Probably so. Waiting is such a part of our everyday living. Waiting for the weekend, for the light to turn green, for payday, for a vacation to start, or countless other things we could list. Some waits are for minor things, but others are for major life changing events that will alter the very core of our being forever.
One of those waits was finally over for us when we looked into the face of a little girl who changed our world. This is what happens when…
A Princess Comes to Town…
It is with great joy and excitement that we announce the birth of Ella Mae, born May 12! This 9 pound bundle of love has stolen our hearts!
The emotions and feelings that surrounded the day were so different than anything we’ve experienced before. It was our first grandchild. This was definitely new territory for us. We’re talking grandparents – and at our young ages!!
Her birth also instantly triggered things in our memories that took us back over 30 years. We shared some of that experience in a post (Miracles and Mangers) on Seth’s 29th birthday.
All of God’s creation is incredible and indescribable. There aren’t enough adjectives. We can see Him everywhere. While sitting in the waiting room anxious for news from Seth about Ella Mae, a thought hit me that I wanted to share with Seth. Sometimes technology is overrated and it frustrates, but we do live in a time when a Grand “Da”, sitting in the waiting room, can text a Dad, who is in labor and delivery preparing to assist. Allison was not interested in texting at this moment so no group message!
There are many ways we can sense God’s presence and be aware of His nearness. We can all be thankful for this. I sent a text to Seth which summed up something I felt back on that December day in 1985. It went something like…..
Humanly speaking I don’t believe there is any time that one can feel closer to God while on this earth than when we are experiencing and witnessing the birth of a child.
Even through the stress and labor we prayed that Seth and Allison would sense the closeness of the Heavenly Father as never before in the midst of this wonderful event. And we believe they did! There is no miracle to compare with new life. A child being born. Flesh of your flesh. And, there is no greater miracle of God’s love and Grace than a child being born…again. The second time by the Spirit.
It’s a fact that many will not actually witness a child being born, but all of us are here because of this miracle of miracles. We are all born once by the flesh. We are all invited to be born a second time by the Spirit. The second birth makes one a child of God.
Talk about closeness!
If you have a minute, read John Chapter 3.
Jesus tells a man who has questions, “you must be born again.”
God is everywhere and longs to be near to us and for us to know it…
James, the half brother of Jesus said,
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
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