Saturday, June 16, 2012

What a Happy Milestone!

Mr. & Mrs. Beaver:

Happy First Father's Day, Aaron!

We're so grateful to the Lord for blessing you with precious Brielle!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!"
Psalm 127:3-5 ESV

Your in-laws' counsel now that you have reached this momentous change in your life is to yearn for God's word like a newborn longs for her milk. (Peter's word picture in 1 Peter 2:2 is powerful now that you've witnessed Brielle's zeal to be fed, isn't it?)

The time you invest in your Bible will pay off richly; God has truly given us everything we need for life and godliness (including parenting) (2 Peter 1:3). As you grow to be more and more like Christ through time spent meditating on the Living Word, you will wash your wife and children in His wisdom and truth. Your family will reap strength and peace, and, most importantly, they will develop a desire to know and draw near to your Savior. And isn't that the ultimate goal of parenting?


Kayleen said...

How fun!! Hope they will have a wonderful Father's Day tomorrow! Happy Father's Day to all the dads ;)

Jason M. said...

Happy fathers day, Aaron! I'm very happy for you, and I'm sure you'll make a great dad!