On Friday, January 4th, my wife Eileen gave birth to the long-awaited “Baby Brown” – a girl whom we named Rebekah Catherine Brown. We chose Rebekah because we loved the name and story of the biblical woman in Genesis 24. The story of the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22 foreshadows the death of Christ, so the fact that Rebekah became his bride means she is also a type for the Bride of Christ. Catherine was the name of my grandmother, whom I wrote about in the Quiet Advent series at Introvert Church last year.
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for all the love and support of our friends and families. We’re thankful also for an uncomplicated pregnancy and labor, aided by the excellent care we received at the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health.
Again, there will be a few guest posts here this month as we continue adapting to life as parents. The first will post later this week and is from Jen Pelling .
Praise be to God for the birth of our Rebekah!