Derek Emet Haim Nelson
We are privileged to announce the arrival of Derek Emet Haim Nelson!
Derek was born October 21st at 10:07 p.m. after abut two hours of labor, weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. It was a blessed labor with no complications and the sweet presecnce of the Lord. He truly abides with us in every circumstance of life to give his love, peace and joy.
The whole family was delighted to meet little Derek, who looked around at all his brothers and sisters the next morning as if he was taking it all in -- that he is #8 and all these people are his family. Siblings vie to hold and care for him. There is no lack of admirers.
Our son's name comes from the HEbrew: the Way, Truth and Life. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6) In an age of inclusivity, Jesus' bold statement that there are not may ways to God, but only one, is striking. Yet as we understand what the sacrifice of God's Son meant for mankind -- to come as a man to this falled planet, die on a cross for our sins, and redeem what was lost at the Fall of man -- there can be no other way.
The life of our own precious new baby boy could not be traded for all the world. Yet God gave His only begotten Son in order to save this world and each of us.
Our prayer for Derek is that he would know the One who is the Way, Truth, and Life, and lead others to know Him, also.
Thank you so much to everyone for praying for us throughout this prenancy and for your love in so many ways.
Blessed many times over, Israel, Cindy, Noah, Maggy, Sarel, Yonah, Tal, Song, Boaz, and Derek
From left: Faith Song, Tal, Yonah, Sarel, Maggie holding Derek, & Boaz held by Noah.
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