With the arrival of each new grandchild, our family has developed a little liturgy. (This just sort of happened; it wasn’t really planned). After the birth and after the initial regrouping of the family, we are all called into the room to meet the child and hear the name. Then Doug puts his hand on the little one’s head and says, “Welcome to the Covenant!” It is a fitting announcement! One more little covenant member added to the swelling number! And I don’t mean just the number in our own family, but in the community of believers. And think about what a number it is!
Our little grandkids are growing up knowing who they are and who their people are. They are Christians. They worship the Triune God of Scripture. And they are Merkles and Wilsons and Jankovics. There has never been a moment in their lives when they weren’t sure of who they were. They have been worshiping God since they were freshly born. At some point they begin to take in the surroundings, to lift their hands and bow their heads and Read More