we decided that gray's middle name will be reed. i have this long list of names that i came up with and liked when ellie was cooking, and one of them was reed. i hadn't thought of it at all since i've been pregnant with grayson, but landon brought it up the other night. i think he heard it somewhere and remembered that we'd liked it.
we were lying in bed when he suggested it. i liked it right away. sounds good, huh?
grayson reed henry.
the initials don't spell anything weird: grh. gHr. very important.
so we're mulling it over and landon says, "also i like the verse where it says 'a bruised reed He will not break...'" i, of course, had to hop out of bed to figure out where that was in the bible and what it was referring to. it's isaiah 42:3. the whole verse says, "a bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. in faithfulness He will bring justice." isaiah is prophesying about Jesus, if you hadn't caught that. i came back to bed to tell landon the address and the whole verse. i asked him what he thought it meant. landon said, "i think it's saying that Jesus will not overlook the seemingly small and insignificant." the next morning, i looked up the verse in the message translation. it says, "He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt, and He won't disregard the small and insignificant, but He'll steadily and firmly set things right." wow. right on, honey.
a nice thing to know that Jesus will never overlook our "reed," no matter how small he may seem or how this world may bruise him.
another thing i looked up the night we thought of it was the meaning of reed. it means, uh, "reed," oddly enough, but it also means "red" or, this is the good one, "cleared land." when i told landon that he said, "cleared land is a ready foundation to build something great."
how about THAT for a prophesy for my boy!!!
i love it.
grayson reed henry. he's gonna be so beautiful.