Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bread for the Journey


I will praise you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
I will bless you every day, and I will praise you forever.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! His greatness is beyond discovery!
Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts.
Psalm 145:1-4

Most of us can rememeber a very special birthday ..the one we said. ."this was my best birthday ever". Think back to the most precious birthday gift you have ever received.  It might have been a shiny red bicycle when you were but a child. ..or a carefully thought out gift of time. Perhaps you have been given something incredibly dear. ..something money could not replace.
If you have such a special memory you will understand how my beloved felt yesterday when he held our brand new grandson born early in the early morning to share a birthday with him.
This new little lad not only shares a birthday with his Grandpa. . .he also  bears the name of his Great Grandpa . .my beloved's Dad.
Dad passed away when our son was fifteen years old.  Our son has been without his Grandpa longer than he had him in his life but the memories and the legacy he left are still clear.

It struck me yesterday afternoon . .
that we have one lifetime to leave a legacy that speaks of the greatness and mighty acts of our Heavenly Father.  If we praise our Father and bless his name forever and ever. . .
indeed the next generation will remember.

Lord, thank you for the blessing of a new life. Help us as grandparents to take every opportunity we have to speak truth and love into this childs life.  Please grant us wisdom to teach him and model for him a life that is honoring to you.
all for now. .
with love,

15 comments:

  1. A new baby grand? Number 5? (Does this little fellow join a big brother and sister or two big sisters?) What sweetness on both faces! Joy all over the place! Congratulations...

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  2. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing this beautiful moment!
    ~Ronda

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  3. Congratulations! Your words here today are an encouragement to live well, and make the most of every opportunity. Enjoy this special weekend!

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  4. Congratulations! May this blessing be a special bond!

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  5. Hei!Congratulation von mir.Es ist wunderschön wie du über Gott und das Leben schreibst...der ist der Einzige die unser Lob verdient.Gott segnet dich und deine Familie.Bussi.Lu.

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  6. Ohh... the picture speaks for itself... Joy all around!
    Congratulations, Lovella!!!

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  7. The perfect gift on a perfect day. Can you imagine how God felt when he gave us his gift at Christmas time?
    We are rejoicing with you today.

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  8. What spoke to me is how you said that we have one lifetime to leave a legacy that speaks of the greatness and mighty acts of our Heavenly Father. If we praise our Father and bless his name the next generation will remember. We have reason to praise Him and great caude to give thanks for His love and mercies.
    What a beautiful picture of pure joy there!

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  9. We do indeed leave a legacy- more by how we live our lives than by anything we say. Welcome to the little one who bears the name and legacy his Great Grandfather left.

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  10. Beautiful baby, beautiful story behind his name and birthday. And to think our God planned it all eons ago...and His plans for this boy contine on.

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  11. OH, I totally loved this one today. You are completely right!!

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  12. Awww - what a sweet story - and how lovely to share a bday with Grampie! I can forsee many wonderful shared birthday celebrations!!

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  13. Congratulations! You message is especially dear to me as I just returned from Princeton, NJ, after spending a weekend with my new granddaughter Harper. What an awesome miracle a baby is!!!! Not only is their creation a miracle, but the calming spirit and joy they bring to us in merely just holding them. God is amazing!!

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  14. saw you with baby on your blog, but it is a real treat to see grandpa holding that new bundle; I have a wall of photos where each of my 4 grandsons is holding each new addition as he/she comes along! I love the dads/gramps holding the babies! thanx for sharing!

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