Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 (ESV)
Speaking of good and perfect gifts from God – Here’s Isaiah Daniel…
Isaiah was born on Wed, October 29, 2008. A whopping 9 pounds and 22 inches long – he’s got long hands and feet – can anybody say “the next Michael Phelps”? He’s beautiful in every way – praise God! Just in case you’ve lost count – this is number four for the Sayler clan (8, 6, 19 months, and newbie).
Isaiah Daniel, as you probably guessed, Bible names. Isaiah means “Yahweh is Salvation” and Daniel means “God is my judge.” Child #4 is comes as a reminder of both Salvation and Judgment. Without judgment, there would be no need for salvation, and unless we are found in the Lord’s salvation, we will be found in judgment. Maybe God laid this name our our hearts as a reminder of both judgment and salvation – maybe we just like how they sounded. Either way, praise God for all His blessings.
In light of all the other stuff, economy, politics, etc… (which quite frankly pale in comparison) remember this from Isaiah 6 “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” Isaiah 6:1-3 (ESV)
In the midst of uncertain times, even worse than what we’re experiencing today, Isaiah was reminded that God is still on His throne, that in His sovereign grace He reigns over the heavens and the earth, and that His praise and glory will continue to advance. Let not your hearts be troubled. God is good. All the time.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
Grace and peace,