the face of an angel

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel. Acts 6:15

Doesn't that verse just make your skin tingle?!
I can't read those words without seriously experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit.
"His face was like the face of an angel."

An angel!

Can you even imagine?!

Oh Lord, I so want to radiate your presence in the way that Stephen radiated your presence. I want to love You like he loved You. I want to give my life willingly to serve others. I want to forgive, even as he forgave, following Your example with his last breath. I want to be "full of faith and the Holy Spirit," just as Stephen was.

I am firmly convinced that in heaven, I'm going to meet Stephen second (right after meeting Jesus). He truly is my hero and I love reading about him in Acts. Here was a man, so willing to serve, who in addition to many wonderful attributes, was described as a "man full of God's grace and power."

When I didn't think that we'd have any more boys in our family, I lined up all of my children and asked them who would be willing to name their first son Stephen. "Oh, me Mama! I'll name my son Stephen," Jadon responded.
(Such a good boy...loving to please his mama like that!)

But, I guess he's off the hook now since he's going to have a brother named Stephen. :)

There was really no question as to what our little guy's name would be. When we told the kids that we were adopting a boy from China, they all knew... "And I bet his name will be Stephen," they said.

And I'm sure that I'm not too biased when I state that I'm thinkin' that our little guy already has that angel face thing pretty much down!


No Greater Love said...

OH MY GOODNESS....Sarah, he is so cute, I can hardly wait for him to come home. The boys and I prayed for Kai Kai cutie guy on our way to Denver...and we prayed for the FASTEST adoption EVER.

P.S. I did think maybe you were doing a post about me when I read the title...but, that's time. :o) hee hee hee

Sally-Girl! said...

He is just too cute for words!!!!

Nikki said...

Oh my stars! He is cute!!! That picture melts my heart completely!!!!

Kristen said...

He certainly does have the face of an angel!! I LOVE the joy in his eyes! I'm so stinkin' excited for you Sarah and how everything is coming together. I am praying that everything goes as quickly as possible so you can get your sweetheart in your arms :)

Love you so much sweet friend!

Kristen said...

Mer I just read your p.s.- you're hilarious! And I love you and Sarah's friendship :)

Kristen said...

I meant "your"
maybe I'm getting baby brain? ;)

Brad and Renae said...

Sarah -
He is so cute, we are so excited for you. When I told Brad you story he was like, "no way!"... I was like, "yep - God worked out a different plan and boy is it flying by". I love your kids, they know you sooooo well it warms my heart :) Hoping Stephen gets home too. p.s. I love Acts, that was our BSF study this year....

Gwen said...

He is just precious! :)

Difference2This1 said...

Sounds like a perfect name addition to your family!

He's kinda got that "too cute for words smile" Grace has :) Blessings, Jennifer

Nikolyn said...

love the your your heart.

Anonymous said...

I love the name Stephen too. And my oh my, is he ever adorable. He looks sweet beyond belief!

Jean said...

OH!!!! I love it!! It feels so good to know the name of your new child!!
(Okay- Im not quite there yet but trying!)

And yes he does have the face of an angel!!

He radiates JOY!!

Anonymous said...

He is so precious!!!!

Praying God makes time fly by so quickly and blesses each of you abundantely in the interim!

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