Tikvah = HOPE (part 6)




Well, the story of HOPE continues as our little girl, Tikvah Hadassah Kirkland, turns 1 year old today!


We were not sure that we would ever see this day, but we give all praise, glory and honor to the King of kings and Lord of lords for His great mercy and grace in allowing us to get to know this precious little girl over the past year. Thus far, as best we can discern, God has sovereignly knit together a fun-loving, energetic, high-spirited darling girl, who has a very sharp, determined mind and is increasingly delighting in her relationship with her older brother (Hezekiah – age 3 1/2 … although, there are still times when she would rather have a break from him). 


At this point, God has apparently healed her little heart with nothing more to show for it than a scar & a murmur (all glory to God)! We have been told by her Pediatric Cardiologist (one of the best in the nation) that she will not likely need any further heart surgeries or internal procedures. She is hitting all the milestones for her age, including crawling and standing on her own (walking with help). She has started saying simple words, like “ma” for more, and “mee-mee” for mommy, “da-da” for daddy, and “ya-ya” for Kiah (her brother’s nickname).


She is joy and a delight and really embodies the word for which she is named: Hope. My husband and I are just so grateful for the kindness of our Lord expressed in the gracious way He has allowed us to enjoy our budding relationship with this eternal soul who He has entrusted to our care for the time being. We marvel at His work in her life and look forward to the day when we can rehears it all for her as we seek to point her spiritual heart to its Maker.


About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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