Baby William (Wim) was born just two days ago on April 30 at 12:51 a.m. Apparently he was determined to wait until his exact due date to arrive—all 9 lbs. 7 oz. of him—making his mama labor for over 24 hours.
Our daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Cal are parents for the first time, and now we have our second grandson in our midst.
Such GLORY and WONDER!
On his first day I looked up the meaning of his name and discovered—resolute protector.
Oh, how that describes the heart of God over Kelly and Wim as mother and son bravely labored together to get him safely here!
I think resolute is my new favorite word. It means admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering. Synonyms include resolved, decided, adamant, firm, fixed, single-minded, unswerving, undaunted, set, intent.
All of those words make me think of God’s resolute love and protection over us.
He is determined, unwavering, unswerving in His pursuit of our whole hearts.
His love is purposeful, adamant, firm, and fixed.
His guarding protection over us is resolute . . . undaunted . . . adamant.
Our God is truly our Resolute Protector . . .
. . . Over Wim’s new life.
. . . Over the grieving heart of my beloved friend Sylvette, whose baby girl was stillborn.
. . . Over dear Gail who is battling stage-3 breast cancer and Beth with stage-4 lung cancer.
. . . Over my friend and author Kim as she bravely writes a book for grieving mothers.
And, He was the Resolute Protector over this grandma’s anxious heart as I awaited the safe arrival of my new and glorious grandbaby.
On Wim’s first day of life outside his mother’s womb, a full rainbow arched high above their home at dusk. What a sweet and not-so-subtle reminder of His guarding, resolute protection over all of us.
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.
What about you? I’d love to hear how God has been your Resolute Protector. Or if you’re a grandma, feel free to just brag about your grandkids! And yes, I’m including just a few pictures of Wim . . .