Friday, May 9, 2008

Showers of Blessing

I have a new nephew and my little sister is now a mommy. All of this happened within the span of about three days...well...I guess that isn't entirely true. More accurately, we found out about him three days ago and have been having conversations about it for three days, but this has been the plan since before the foundation of the earth.

Holden Wayne Jeremiah was born on May 1 and was taken home today, on May 9 by my sister and her husband Jeremy. He has been their little boy forever, he has been in their hearts for three days, he has been in their home for approximately thirty minutes. God is so amazing. I was reminded by my friend today at what an example this is of his faithfulness to answer our prayers in his timing. It's funny how you can pray and pray and pray for so long with what seems like no answer and then, in an instant, you have an answer. Not only that, but in that instant, his timing makes perfect sense. Psalm 145 :14-16 says,

"The Lord is faithful to all his promises
and loving toward all he has made.
The Lord upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time,
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing."

You know I could go on and on, but I will let our little miracle speak for himself. His little face declares of the glory of God!


Allison said...

I love the way you word things! I think you should write a devotional for women! I am so excited for all your family! What a precious gift!

Michelle said...

What an amazing gift God gave your sister for mother's day! He is faithful, isn't He? Thanks for the joyful reminder!! blessings to your sister & brother in law... ms

The Milfords: said...

Oh Amanda he is beautiful (can boys be beautiful?!!)! I am so excited for your sister!

Ashley Beth said...

LOVE HIM! He is so beautiful. Melody & Jeremy will be wonderful parents.