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6.29.2011

God is my Salvation...

"It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent." -Jeremy Taylor

 
Exodus 2 ends with some beautiful words about God:
"They cried out for help... their cry rose up to God.  
God heard... 
God remembered his covenant...  
God looked down... and knew it was time to act."

When we were picking a name for Isaiah, we saw that the meaning of it is "God is my salvation" and we knew it was perfect. We wanted our son to know that there is such a thing as salvation, and we wanted him to know where it can be found.

When times are hard, we can't count on money, talent, good works, good looks, or luck to bail us out. We need to know that there is a God who hears and saves. That's our God. 

When you see people or a situation in need of rescue, do you look to technology, money, talent, or teamwork as the solution, or do you first look to God? Whether it's in the Sudan or the suburbs, God hears, God remembers, & God will act at just the right time.


p.s. We've already got a great name chosen for our third little boy (due in September), but we're always on the lookout for meaningful middle names. Feel free to share your suggestions with us!

3 comments:

Dave and Debbie Black said...

Great reminder =) "Daniel" is a wonderful second name (just a thought)

Todd said...

Todd is a great name. Or Colt.

Ross and Taya said...

Good ideas so far. Todd, why wouldn't I just use both names as in ___ Todd Colt Black, or a combo of ____ Tolt Black? Thanks for the options. -ross

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