Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Family Force 5

My son Finneas Haddon Foxe Van Voorst (click on the names to see the inspiration behind them) was born on 3/6/12 at 9:19 pm!

I now am a father of three.


I honestly did not arrange for the "banner over my household" blog to post on this same day as my son was born. I had a good deal of my blogs scheduled out for future dates as I write them. It is quite fortuitous however. I do pray that this banner over my wife and children would be extended even to little Finn. I pray he adopts many of the qualities of the men for whom he is named and honors Christ in truth and Spirit.

Praise God for allowing me to have such beautiful, healthy children and may I be their pastor and they my mission field that they may know the God of their father, Jesus Christ. I love that I have a faithful partner in preaching the Gospel to my children in the form of my lovely wife. She is doing well and made it through labor beautifully, swimmingly even some might say - I don't know who these "some" are per se but I half suspect they are probably just me.

And for good measure, since we are now a family of 5 (Paige, Atticus, Penelope, Finneas, and myself) I thought I would give you something by which you can enter into our excitement and celebration HERE and HERE.

Psalm 78:1-8

1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!

2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
8 and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,

a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.

1 comment:

  1. I love your son. and I love his name. you have purposed him for purpose with meaning like that behind his name.