Justus Sterling Boettner is my fifth grandchild, and I have been privileged to be present at the birth of all five.
I wonder if I can capture here what struck me as I watched my daughter labor to bring forth this new child.
I can try, anyway.
Rachel has birthed three other babies-----she is, at this point, a skilled laborer :-)
I watched as the contractions pressed in on her, puckering her face with concentration and discomfort.
I could not help but think about the circumstances in our lives, how we carry a great unborn hope that requires all our attention. We know there is a great good to be born, but we travail.
"Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy praise" The old hymn comes to mind as I process God's beautiful message-----maybe Rachel was singing in the key of "Yes". And through Christ I answer back "Amen and Hallelujah!"
How Great Thou Art!