Loved By God. That’s what your first name means, little guy. Some folks are going to tell you it means “lover of God.” And that’s a great secondary meaning. But 1 John 4:10 says “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” The most important fact, the fact that I pray defines your life more than your devotion to God would be your sense of His devotion to you. In Christ, God declared not your love for him, but his love for you. And that’s a huge deal.
Brooks, your middle name, in addition to being your mom’s maiden name, means “river of water.” So our prayer continues that as you discover the love of God, it would literally and figuratively flow from your life to all who know you. May your life bring life to others, as a river running through a desert.
Theodore Brooks Meredith was born at 10:25 and weighed in at 8 lbs and 12 ounces (and 20 inches long). Labor lasted about 30 hours. Both mom and baby are doing great. Pictures forthcoming.