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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lydia Jean

Lydia's middle name is given in honor of her grandmother, Jean Edwards. The name Jean, which is of course from the French for "John," means "God is gracious." It is a perfect middle name for Lydia, who represents to us the graciousness of God in giving us this fifth child, a blessing we don't deserve.

We pray that Lydia Jean would follow in the footsteps of her Grandma Edwards, who knows "the LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin." (Exodus 34:6-7)


On Lydia's first Sabbath, her big brothers and sisters sat for a picture with their little sister before they left for Sunday School with Grandma and Grandpa Shimer. (Lydia, Mr. Edwards, and I didn't go to church this week.)

3 comments:

Laura at By the Bushel said...

wonderful! wonderful! God is so gracious & good. blesssings to you and your family- beautiful name-
Laura

Laura said...

Beautiful name for a beautiful child. Congratulations to all. Praying God's richest blessings over her life.

Laura

Meredith said...

I put the following quote on my blog yesterday. And then I read this post! The quote seems so right just here. Go well and God bless.
In my prayers,
Meredith xx

"Sometimes when we look through the family album and come to an early family photo, we become reflective. The photograph is a testament to the potential of every Christian family. Each child is an eternal soul who came into existence because of the love of his or her parents, something that could never happen to angels no matter how great their love. Each child is utterly orginal. Each has an eternal capacity for God. At the heart of every Christian family lies the hope that their children will come to know Christ early and will go on to full lives of service."

The opening paragraph to Disciplines of a Godly Family by Kent and Barbara Hughes.

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