Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kesed is Here!

We'll probably write more later but wanted to at least introduce you to our new son, Kesed Edwards. He was born 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21.65 inches. Carrie and I went to hospital around 5 AM and he came at 9:09 Thailand time. They are both perfectly healthy. I actually was allowed to do the catching itself....what an awesome, profound experience. To join fear and love, gentleness and firmness when he cames out into my hands all at once is unlike anything else. We expect to be back in country in another month.

"Kesed" is a transliteration of the Hebrew word in the Old Testament often translated "steadfast love", as in Ex. 34:6, Micah 7:18, and throughout Psalm 136

"Edwards" is the last night of one of our family's heros, Jonathan Edwards, probably America's greatest mind and certainly its greatest theologian. He has influenced our family in immeasuarable ways. Wikipedia has a introductory summary of his life at

Here are a few picts.

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