Our 20 week sonogram went very well this morning. It was such a delijght for us all to see this precious life within my womb. We are so thankful for this blessed arrow. We found out that we are having a boy :) We are honored that God has blessed us with our fourth son.
We always choose a biblical hebrew name for our children as a first name. We select a name because of the meaning or the Godly character of the person. Our 4th son's name will be Job. Job was a most faithful and Godly patriarch. God removed his protection from Job and allowed Satan to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health. Job did protest his plight and plead for an explanation but he stops short of accusing God of injustice.
The story of Job has been a source of greath strength for us during these past 17 months. We were encouraged by Job's faithfullness and commitment despite his afflictions.
Before Satan attacked Job he had 7 sons, 3 daughters, seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred female donkeys. All of his treasure and his children were taken from him. When God restored Job he was blessed with double of what he lost. God blessed him with 7 sons, 3 daughters, fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. Take a look at his children. Job had 7 sons and 3 daughters before he was attacked by satan. God did not double his children when he restored him. Why? Because Job did not loose his first 7 sons and 3 daughters. From an eternal perspective which is how we as christians are to believe HIS CHILDREN ARE ALIVE. This revelation that our Pastor pointed out brought such peace and joy to us. Our precious Hezekiah IS alive, he just lives in Heaven. We will see him again and what hope that brings to our aching hearts.
May our son Job be a man of God that has Job's character and faith.
For a middle name we name our children after someone we love or admire. We have chosen to name Job after his big brother Hezekiah. Hezekiah's life changed our lives forever and who we are for the glory and honor of God. We miss Hezekiah and deeply wish he was with us but we are thankful for the lessons that we have learned during this difficult journey.
We covet your continued prayers for our family as we still mourn the loss of Hezekiah and for our new son Job Hezekiah Myers that God would keep him safe and healthy.