My second son, Ashwin Cade was born December 19. I’m amazed at how God not only blesses us, but seems to enjoy piling on the blessings so that they spill over. I imagine God as my father with a big, wide smile and bright eyes as he gave us Ashwin. We were already so blessed to have Harper, but God, who is especially fond of us, blessed us even more.
In a previous post, I told the story of the song, You Never Let Go by Matt Redman that I heard when my wife and I found out that Ashwin had a cyst in his brain (diagnosed at 20 weeks, disappeared after 35 weeks). This song gave me immense comfort when I was scared. …You’ll love this next part.
Last Friday morning, when we got into the car to go the hospital for the scheduled C-section, I was nervous about the surgery and Ashwin’s health. I turned on the car and the first song on the radio was You Never Let Go. I felt that it was God telling me again, as a reassuring father that He would be with our family during the procedure and that Ashwin and Tara would be alright. I was overwhelmed by the attention that God was giving us. Of all the physical laws and people and planets and lives God is busy directing, He intentionally took that moment to focus on our family and give us not only a special song to communcate that everything would be fine, but he went over the top with extra credit to make that song the same one that we heard 20 weeks prior and that gave us such comfort then. God is like this. He is many things, and He is personal and caters His attention to each person so that they can know that He is especially fond of them in particular. God is good and is smiling as we hold our new Ashwin. Thank you God.