Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Matthew!



Four years ago on this date, November 27, 2006, the Lord chose to bless Shane and I with a wonderful little baby boy, Matthew Ezekiel Latta.  That is the day our life change for sure. Through the blessing of my son, God has shown me and taught me so much.  After Matthew was born I searched God's Word to find a life verse for him, until he is ready to choose his own life verse. The verse is as follows:
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek me with all your heart." -Jeremiah 29:11-13

As I reflect on the birth of my son; it makes me think about Jesus. How God sent His only son to walk the earth, to live a sinless life, and to die for a sinner like me, ALL BECAUSE HE LOVED ME...US! 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
 I can not even begin to imagine giving my son's life for another. I am so thankful and unworthy for the sacrifice Jesus made!
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
Today, as we celebrate the life that was given to us four years ago;  I will also always remember and celebrate the life of my Savior that was given for us to be forgiven. Thank you Lord!

Happy 4th Birthday Matthew! Mommy and Daddy love you! But most of all Jesus loves you!

Thank you Lord for the many blessings You have given this family.

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