In just a couple of pushes, Eden Grace enters her new world, and I was there to witness her take her first breath of air. I wonder what emotions were going through God’s mind as He watched His children take their first breath of air. Was He mesmerized by the beauty of His new creation? I don’t know, but I know I was in awe of human life the moment Eden was born. Life, as I new it, just got better, interesting and more challenging.
I don’t yet feel like a dad. I don’t know exactly how or what I feel. But I am certain of my responsibility. I don’t doubt the necessity for God’s wisdom to guide me in this new role. I will indeed be raising another child of God. I will help write and develop a new character in God’s story. All of this is quite a profound concept.
The name Eden Grace reflects our new journey. Eden, which means delight or pleasure (the Hebrew connotation is actually sensuous), is the name of the garden in Genesis. To me, it conveys a new beginning, the very first fruits of God’s creation. I think it really fits our first newborn. The middle name, Grace, is a concept that Paul in his epistles has written often about. To me, grace is an expression of God’s unconditional love, whereby He forgives our darkest pasts and deeds, regardless of the price we should pay for them. God owes us nothing. Yet He grants us His grace as a promise. The story of the garden of Eden is not complete without this concept of grace. And since grace means so much to Sarah and I, we gave it to Eden. Eden Grace.
We are blessed. I am truly blessed to have now two girls in my life that mean the world to me.
We have the doors open for anyone who wishes to come visit us. Since we have a kid, we are now confined by the walls of our house, so we’re sure to be here anytime. Just give us a call if you want to make sure we’re here. Otherwise, just drop by.