Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rosario Edén

You are named after your Papi's sister, Maria del Rosario. Someone neither your Papi or I ever had the opportunity to meet. She passed away as an infant. Dehydration. Due to a lack of clean water and good medical care. Like so many other little ones in the world... still today.

My hope is that your name will be a reminder to be thankful for your circumstances. That you (and others in your life) will see the many ways God has poured down His blessings and that there will be rejoicing in all situations in life. That we will clearly see the many ways God has poured out His great and lavish love upon us and grab hold of the joy we can have in that.

I pray that you'll honor the memory of your aunt by having a heart of compassion towards those less fortunate. That you would bring glory to God by caring for those in need and generously sharing what God has given you with others. That God would give you a passion for ministering to the weak.

 Your Papi and I long for you to know and love God. We pray that God will grab hold of your heart and that your eyes will be opened to grace of Christ on the cross. That you will experience the love of our Lord and that you may taste the joy of Edén-- the paradise of knowing and living with the loving God who knit you together in my womb.

I pray that you will be a river (Rio) full of the life of Christ... that He will flow out of you and that you will speak words of encouragement and Truth to others. That you will not easily be moved but stand firm in your faith. That you will learn to call and rely on Christ when you need help. 

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
-Psalm 46:4-5


mpoffman said...

Beautiful words for a beautiful little girl. May they all be true by God's grace and mercy!

Emily B. said...

I love her name even more now. She is a gift, and I will pray with you for these hopes to be realized.

Yoly said...

I love her name and her little tiny toes...omg! A true gift from God :)