On Monday, October 15th, Lincoln Graham Mills was welcomed into the world. He was 7.7 lbs and 19 1/2″ long. It’s been over a week now that Lincoln has been with us and we are learning more about him everyday. And that’s what this post is about, Jeremiah 1.5.
If you aren’t familiar with this verse, it’s the one where God tells us, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” It’s a verse that most have probably heard several times. I had always just accepted it as a fact and never gave it a second thought. But with our second son, I saw the full meaning. Before, the verse was nothing more than a staple of my own beliefs, but now it is more easily quantified. We are just learning about his personality and God already knows everything about him. God already has a plan made and can see his path, when only a few months ago my wife and I finally agreed on his name. He knows what Lincoln will be like and what he’ll end up doing in life. He knows whether Lincoln will have to wear glasses like me or whether he’ll hate mayonnaise like his mother. While his own mom and dad are meeting him for the first time, God’s known him for eternity.
For me this was just a simple realization of the awesomeness of God. As if having a healthy child wasn’t enough, God found a way to show me more.