One week ago today our daughter-in-law went into labor and gave birth on Friday to our 8th grandchild. As this child was born into the world a number of leadership thoughts came to mind.
First, his name is Nehemiah. If you are unfamiliar with this Old Testament leader, please read the book. Enough said.
Second, seeing a second generation within the family reminds me of my own leadership of the father who will lead this child to maturity and eternity.
Third, I have prayed every day from the time we knew our daughter-in-law would have a boy that Nehemiah would live up to his Biblical namesake.
Fourth, there is just something special about knowing a child is being born into a Christian home that will provide a spiritual and godly foundation. From this foundation Nehemiah will lead.
I am constantly amazed how God has created and given life to us. I am also in awe of the opportunities we have to lead within our families and I look forward to watching our son and daughter-in-law grow as parents of their first child.
Being a “pa-pa” has its advantages!