“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Today we celebrate the birth of our youngest son Evan, I remember clearly when the nurse wrote his delivery time on the dry erase board, it was 3:16. What makes it even more ironic is his name Evan is Gaelic for John. I know this probably means nothing for most people, but for us Evan was a miracle and a sign from God of hope and promise.
What greater gift or blessing in this world can you receive besides a child? I feel extremely rich and blessed by having my two boys and my wife. Doesn’t matter to me what amount is in the bank account, only matters to me the people living in our house.
Evan not only has been a blessing to us but also his brother Tanner. They have grown so close together and are best friends through thick and thin. Makes me peaceful and happy knowing that no matter what they will always have each other. As a parent this is always something that weighs on your mind.
As I reflect on John 3:16, that God loves us enough to send his only Son, to save us from our sins. What an amazing God we serve! So amazing he would send me sons of my own, to love and fulfill my life. There are no words that I can express my gratitude to our Heavenly Father for his love and mercy.
As Evan moves on to another year in his life, I pray that God blesses, protects, and guides him every day of his life in Jesus Name Amen!