Saturday, June 22, 2013

Son Of My Heart

Caleb: His name was chosen because of it's deep meaning, but little did I know of the significance it would come to have.

A Hebrew name, pronounced Colev, it is actually a compound word that literally means "whole heart."

The Bible says of Caleb, "But because my servent Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went, and his descendants will inherit it." (Numbers 14:24 NIV)

The Caleb of the Bible was a man of great faith. He looked past the discouraging circumstances and saw God. Unlike the other men
sent into the land of Canan who brought back tidings of impossibilities, Caleb was inspired with trust in the power of God.

Because of his faith, God rewarded him. He was one of two Isrealites who were allowed to enter into the promised land. The others wandered and died in the wilderness.

During the difficult weeks of my pregnancy, this was the hope that I clung to. Despite my son's broken heart, I believed that God would make him "whole";  that his life would be a testimony of faith.

And it was--but it is a testimony of my faith.

And my son will receive his reward--except he will not have to wander forty years in the wilderness.

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