Gains Graham Cooper.

Entering this world within thirty minutes of your mom arriving at the hospital…I was BEYOND excited when I got the text you were here!!

And as soon as I hugged your mommy’s neck, I needed to know all of the details like how your mommy knew you were coming this morning and your daddy grabbed his Bible to head out the door.

And so proudly they began sharing your name and their prayers for you…

Your first name inspired by Psalm 16 because our inheritance is the Lord. Your middle name from one of the greatest men to walk the Earth to share the Gospel.

Your inheritance, your legacy is that of strength, courage and bravery. Your big sisters ALREADY adore you and even have a special song for you that brought tears to everyone’s eyes!

I can think of no better words, though, than that which your parents chose for you. The words prayed over you and will continue to sing over you as they walk alongside you.

“Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”

I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” 

Psalm 16