Think About It! A New Life


There is nothing more exciting than to have a new life born into your family. That is just what took place in our lives Aug. 10, 2011, at about 6:15 a.m. My wife and I became great-grandparents for the first time.

Our daughter Karen and her husband Keith McLaughlin became grandparents for the first time. Our granddaughter Lyndsay and her husband Ben Paisley became parents for the first time.

The beautiful baby girl was named Noelle Makenna. Ben’s parents became grandparents for the first time and his grandparents added one more to their great-grandchildren. Wow!

What a night we spent together in the hospital waiting for this beautiful new life to come into our world and join our families. It was about 19 hours of waiting.

The longer we waited, the more restless we grew. In fact, we all began to wonder if she would be born that night and then suddenly the news came to our waiting room and said she was about to be born.

As we stood outside the room, we heard a very tiny little brand new life cry out into the big world, “I am here, I am part of your family, set another chair at the dining room table with my name on it.”

Then it dawned on all of us the promise of God was real again, a new life had begun, Jesus had given to our families a brand new beautiful baby girl. We all agreed that those hours of waiting were all worth it.

Our granddaughter, Lyndsay labored all night, with her husband at her side, to bring this new life by the miracle of God into our world, and now she is one of us.

“Thank you Father for a job well done!”

Children are the heritage of the Lord” Ps. 127:3.

Children bring new life into our lives; they are truly a blessing from the hand of God. “Every child born into the world is a new thought of God and an ever fresh and radiant possibility,” Kate Douglas Wiggins.

Our Savior Jesus Christ loved the little children. He said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven” Luke 18:16.

I agree with Charles Dickens when he said, “I love these little people, and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”

Thank you Heavenly Father for all the children of the world. They are the world of tomorrow.



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George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio.



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