Monday, August 9, 2010

We Would Like To Introduce You To......

Our newest son:

Silas Creed Rickstrew

This morning we went out to a large oak tree that overlooks the farm and surrounding area to bury Silas' placenta, officially name him, and pray over him.

Our prayer for our son, Silas, is that he would live a life like Silas in the Bible. It is said of him, "Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers." Acts 15:22. We see in the book of Acts that Silas was a faithful companion to Paul and was used of God to start the early church of Jesus Christ. He is referred to as a prophet, a leader, a teacher, a preacher, a worshiper, and one who is called faithful.

May our very own Silas live such a life before our Lord!

Creed means "I believe" and our prayer is that Silas Creed will grow up knowing what he believes and live a life that is a courageous and faithful statement of belief to others.

May God bless this precious little boy.

7 comments:

Michael and Cortnee said...

Wonderful name, I can't wait to meet him!

the mom~ said...

What a sweet boy he is!

Lindsey G said...

love it!

BrendaLou said...

Blessings upon Silas Creed and all the Rickstrews!!!

amyjerelle said...

Beautiful! I love his name!

janice said...

i am so excited for your family:) your family looks so good. where are you now? i love this web site you have created! you have done such a great job:) i love your new little one too<3 congratulations to your additional gift from God <3

Wendy said...

These are great pictures! My favorite is the one w/you & Riley kissing Silas. It's so sweet, but also because I love seeing Naya & all the rolls of hay in the background!