Thursday, July 12, 2012

Michael's Birthday

Today is my oldest child's birthday.  He is not only my firstborn child but he is Mom and Dad's firstborn grandchild.  Although Mom and Dad loved all their grandchildren dearly, they always said there was just something very special about their first grandchild.

Mom and Dad doted on Michael.  Dad said he was the most beautiful baby he had ever seen.  Of course, having jaundice caused him to have a nice "tan".  Put that together with his baby blue eyes and peach fuzz blonde hair and I am sure you would all agree he was beautiful.

He is still beautiful.  I can no longer cradle him in my arms.  I have to reach up and stand on the tips of my toes to give him a kiss on the cheek but he will always be my baby boy.  Today he is a Mom's dream as he delves deep into his Bible and spends hours in prayer.

For about a year before Mom and Dad were killed, he and his Granddad spent a lot of time talking over the phone about spiritual things.  Dad wanted so badly for Michael to get what a relationship with God was all about.  He tried to impress on Michael the power and intimacy available through a relationship with God because of Christ's death and resurrection.  Dad would be thrilled to see that Michael is "getting it" now.  Praise God!

Isaiah 59:20-21 (The Message)

"I'll arrive in Zion as Redeemer,
   to those in Jacob who leave their sins."
         God's Decree.

"As for me," God says, "this is my covenant with them: My Spirit that I've placed upon you and the words that I've given you to speak, they're not going to leave your mouths nor the mouths of your children nor the mouths of your grandchildren. You will keep repeating these words and won't ever stop." God's orders.

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