Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zephaniah 3:17

"The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."

Zephaniah 3:17 A few months ago i went to a "comfort party" that my friend Jeanelle had with some ladies from our church. They have a company that sells comfort products for newborns all the way up to adults... you can check it out here.
They are truy wonderful products :)

Anyways.. one of the verses that she shared was Zephaniah 3:17... and it stuck with me... and it keeps coming up in all sorts of places... and people keep randomly sending it to me as a source of encouragement...

So, Joey and I have been talking about our sweet baby and whether or not we should give him a name... ALL of our other kids have names and although we did not know this baby for very long, he is still in our hearts as if we have known him for years... So we have been thinking about what me might call him...

In our kitchen we have a white board above our table that we write verses on and then when we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, we try to memorize the verses together while we eat. On the board this week is Zephaniah 3:17...
I walked by it yesterday several times and then a simple little thought went through my mind... "That's it. That's his name."...

So I went outside to Joey's office and told him my thought about how that verse has been so prevalent in our lives over the past few months... it's almost as if the Lord gave it to us "for such a time as this."

It was quiet for a moment... we looked at each other... then each nodded our heads and mumbled a quiet, "yeah" under our breath.

And it was decided... His name is Zephaniah and God has used his little life to,
" quiet us with his love,"
" rejoice over us with singing."

Remember our jar full of sand... Well we were putting ornaments on the tree the other day and we came across this one... Joey pointed out that it was just like our jar... So we put it on top of our tree as this years tree topper... representing our memories with our precious Zephaniah.