Monday, November 14, 2011
My oldest daughter had her baby in Fort Worth on 11/11/11, after 11 weeks of bedrest, in room 111. The baby boy is the 11th great-grandchild of my father-in-law. I was proud of my daughter as I watched her interview on television and my husband and I are tickled that Nehemiah arrived with such a splash. It had been a hard pregnancy, since he tried to be born at 25 weeks. But now we have a healthy baby boy!
We know as Christians that luck had nothing to do with it. Someone teased that he would grow up to be a gambler, since he was 7lbs and 7 oz., something about 7 come 11. I don't know about gambling terms, but was curious about the spiritual significance of the number 11. Pretty serious stuff.
Disorder, judgement, and the idea of the 11th hour. It's hard to think of those things, gazing at this little pink nose, tiny fingers and tiny toes. One can't help but wonder if the generation being born are truly arriving in the "eleventh hour." Could this generation of children, who call on the name of the Lord, be the last ones to rise up and prophesy judgement before Jesus returns for his Church? Probably. Most likely. My spirit tells me this all the time, that the escalating disorder in the world is spiraling down to the intervention of Christ.
Maybe my grandson will be a prophet, or an accountant, teacher, musician, or who knows what. His name means "comforted by Yahweh". Perhaps he'll be a leader/wall builder like the biblical Nehemiah. I don't know many things about our Nehemiah's future, but what I do know is that he has been born into a Christian home. He will be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The spiritual significance of his birthday will manifest itself in whatever way that God has ordained, and we will pray for him as he grows up.
Welcome, Nehemiah Asa James Nix:)