Pop Pop Epistle #56 – Welcome Ezra Louise Reyner
#7 has been added to your number. The boys had what seemed like an insurmountable lead (4-0) a few years ago but the girls are now quickly catching up (4-3). Here are the stats on the newest in the clan:
Ezra Louise Reyner
Parents: Tucker and Danielle Reyner
Sister: Asher Elizabeth
Born: 11:45 PM on March 23
9 lbs, 3 oz, 21 inches
And here is my prayer for the newest of the grandkids:
You are the blessed God and, yet again, I find myself the recipient of your great blessings. Thank you for the gift of this little girl. Thank you for bringing her into this world safely and guarding her life and the life of her mom during delivery. And thank you for choosing her to be a part of our family.
I anticipate that You will use her life to do great and awesome things. My prayer is that You will order her steps in the days to come so that her heart is drawn to Jesus as the One who will be her joy and her salvation. I pray that she will grasp early on in her life just how high and long and wide and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses all understanding. And as she is rooted in the love of Christ, may she have a deep abiding sense of your presence and peace as she grows up.
And even as her name suggests, I pray that she will never forget that “The Lord is my helper.” Would You work mightily in her life to help her know that her sufficiency is in Christ and what He has done on her behalf rather than in herself. Would You help her to delight in Your Word. Would You help her to love Your bride the Church. And would you help her to esteem eternal things over the the things of this world.
And then as she grows in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ would You use her to be a magnanimous helper for the sake of the kingdom of God. Would You equip her for Your kingdom purposes and enable her to find gladness in serving the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Thank You for giving this little girl Tucker and Danielle for a mom and dad and Asher as a big sister. Would You knit them together as a family and build a legacy of love through them in the years to come.
You O Lord are indeed worthy to be praised. May Your great Name be exalted.
Never forget that you are very loved!