miss ezra sparrow talstra
born september 10, 2012
3.3 kg [7 lbs 4 oz]
48 cm [19 in]
We chose this name for you, Ezra Sparrow, because we want you to know that from the moment you were born God's hands have been helping & holding you.
EZRA: In the bible Ezra was a prophet & a scholar. His name means "helper" & is also short for "God is my helper". Ezra helped to gather God's people from exile & helped to lead them in rebuilding the temple wall which had been broken & destroyed. When we call you Ezra it is a prayer that your whole life would be rooted in our Lord, your faithful helper. And out of this rootedness, we pray that you will grow to be a helper & a healer, helping to rebuild what has been destroyed & bringing restoration where there is brokenness.
SPARROW: A line in an old gospel hymn summarizes Jesus' words & says "His eye is on the sparrow & I know he watches me" (Matthew 10). You, little sparrow, are a picture of this promise to us. We have felt God's hand on you even before you were born & celebrate His faithfulness in giving you life. When we call you Sparrow it is a prayer that you would find blessed assurance & peace in the great love of our God & that that knowledge would bring you comfort for all the days of your life.
Ezra, we pray that you be a helper. Sparrow, know that God is always with you.
We anticipate with joy watching you grow.