Stay in youth ministry long enough and you’ll find the people you knew as students “back when” grow up, get married and give birth to youth ministry “grandbabies”!
Meet Samuel Robert, who is just such a blessing.
He’s the second son of Scott and Sarah, and he was born at 6 lbs 13 oz and 20 1/2 inches on March 14, 2006 in Pittsburgh, PA. Scott is finishing up there at Trinity, Sarah has finished her master’s degree there as well, and their family and friends are looking forward to having them closer very soon.
God has certainly shown his grace to Scott and Sarah, and to all who’ve walked through the past 2 years with them. During that time they celebrated their first pregnancy’s discovery, followed all-too-quickly with the news that their first son – whom they named Josiah Donald – was sick. Untold numbers the world around supported them and prayed, as they committed to life for their son and loving him, as Scott said to me, “the best we can for whatever time we have with him.” Josiah’s witness – in his months of life growing inside Sarah, and his minutes of life in the arms of his family – is a legacy of grace for his little brother to learn.
Samuel, may our Lord bless you and keep you, make his face to shine upon you and give you his peace. May you grow up in the fear of the Lord; and like Jesus and your brother Josiah, grow according to God’s perfect will in wisdom and stature, with God and among men. Lord, may this child lead us also to a new and deeper understanding of your grace. Amen.