Kelaiah Faith

Keith Knight

"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.  How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They are innumerable!  I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!"  Psalm 139:14-18 

Have you ever noticed expectant couples eagerly awaiting their baby to born?  A flood of emotions are extremely evident!!!  Couples are anxious and excited.   A new season of life is upon them:  to love and nurture this baby; to care for and develop this newborn; to encourage and support this child; to discipline and be responsible parents.  A typical trend today is to have “reveal” parties and gatherings where family and friends will guess the sex of the baby, the month, the day and time of birth, much like a baby shower.  People will guess the weigh and length of the child.  In addition, everyone wonders with anticipation about the baby’s name.   A Biblical or family name passed down through the family?   

After years of reflection on Psalm 139 verse 14-18 in particular, I’m always more in awe of my Creator, my Lord, my Savior and my God!!!  It’s mind-boggling to think how God made every human being so wonderfully complex (v.14).  God’s workmanship is true perfection and recognizing that He watched us as we were being formed in utter seclusion, woven together in the womb (v.15), is incredible!!!  Just think, every day of your life is recorded in God’s book.  Every moment of your life was laid out before you entered this world.  We can only stand in awe!!!

Our God is sovereign and in complete control of every detail of our lives.  God is infinite and His perspective and viewpoint is completely different than mankind.  God has predestined and taken account of every detail of our bodies.  God knew your parents, the date, time, weight, length and place of your birth.  God knew the color your hair and eyes, your body structure, your gifts, your talents and personality.  God knew your entire DNA.  The Bible says in Isaiah 44:2 that “I am your Creator.  You were in my care even before you were born.” 

As I write, my family is on “Baby Watch.”  My family is patiently awaiting the arrival of my granddaughter, Kelaiah Faith Milbrandt to be born.  To answer the previous question above…a biblical name or family name? Kelaiah …it’s a Biblical name found in Ezra 10:23.  So to you Kelaiah Faith, I want you to know that God knows you intimately.  God created you and saw you before you were born (v.16).  His thoughts about you are precious.  Every moment of your life was laid out before you entered this world (v.16).  In fact, God thoughts about you are innumerable (v.17); they outnumber the grains of sand (v.18).  God created you, He loves you and His ultimate desire is to have a personal relationship with you.  My prayer for your life is this…that one day you will receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation by accepting Jesus Christ into your heart and commit your life to glorifying Him.  My prayer is that you will love God and love others (Mark 12:30-31).   

For Daniel & Sarah, you have been blessed and privileged to impact and influence the lives of Eli David, Micah Andrew, Amariah Joy and now Kelaiah Faith.  God has shown you favor and you have been faithful to train up your children in the ways of the Lord, so that when they get old, they will not depart from it.  As your Dad and as their Poppo…I’m honored and blessed beyond measure.  Kelaiah, I can’t wait to hold, to love on you, and to see you grow up as a strong lady of faith, extending your rich heritage and leaving a Godly legacy for future generations.   

Update:  Kelaiah was born on 9/10/14 @ 11:59 p.m.  God is faithful!

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