A Prayer for My Son / A Letter to Him – Joel Caleb Turns Five Today

Joel Caleb, your name is precious.

Joel means “the Lord is God”; whereas the name Calebwas chosen because of the faithful spy in Numbers 13-14.
May you be faithful to the Lord, our God and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I am so proud of you and that you are such a gentle young boy who takes care of other persons’ needs – especially your two younger brothers. May this continue and may the Lord prune this skill and gift in you.
Your mama and I pray for you and are excited to see you growing up. We love you so much – as you would say: “We love you as far as Germany, Australia, Camp, and Michigan (even to the moon and back)!”
We thank God that you enrich our lives. Your questions and interests keep us focused in our relationship to God. Keep challenging and stretching us – I guess our last discussions about the Trinity and the resurrection of the dead are not the final ones we have.
May you grow up, knowing the Lord and his love; may your ways be successful in that you walk wisely in His ways; may His peace, His strength, and His grace touch you deeply!
In Christ. AMEN. 

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