Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

From Silas's Dad

I got to meet my son just over a week ago and I am one proud dad. I love him so very much and have savored these days. There is nothing quite like having your own child sleep peacefully on his dad's chest.

I also wanted to share some of why we chose the name Silas Michael Crouch.
  • First of all, we just like the sound of the name.
  • We chose Michael as a middle name as it was my father's name.
  • Silas is a greek name and means "man of the forest." How cool is that? He is indeed my little man of the forest.
  • Silas is also a biblical name... he was one of three main men who traveled with Paul on his missionary journies. Here are a few verses that give insight into who Silas was.

"Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers." - Acts 15:22

"So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul - men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing." - Acts 15:25-27

"Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers." - Acts 15:32

"but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches." - Acts 15:40-41

Silas also accompanied Paul while in Philippi where they were beaten and thrown into prison for the sake of the gospel. They were sitting in their cell, bloody from their beatings, praying and singing hymns to god. It is an amazing story and by the end of the evening the jailor and his entire family were baptized and believed in Christ. - Acts 16

"With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, i have written to you briefly..." - I Peter 5:12

These are all things that I have and will continue to pray for this little man of the forest that God has given us.


Anonymous said...

What an excellent name for your little man. May God's grace be upon him, that he may follow the faith of his parents and the example of the Silas who came before him. Congratulations. Aaron Chambers

The Whites said...

It's a truly beautiful name, for a truly beautiful little boy.

Kelsey said...

It is so wonderful to see little Silas and hear about how carefully chosen his name was.

I am glad to hear that both Kristin and Silas are okay and so happy for you both!!!

And I can't wait until we can all see him - I've heard Alice talking about how handsome he is.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your precious little one, Silas Michael. So happy to know all went well for you. Thank God... He is so handsome and such a lucky little boy to have both of you as his loving parents. Enjoy and take care of yourselves.
Pat P (Valders)