Kol Matthew Burd, arrives at 7:30 am, July 29, 2015 weighing in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and 18″ long. Carolyn and I were blessed to be present moments after his arrival. Big brothers, Lukas & Max joined us at hospital to celebrate with Dad, Matthew and Mom, Amy Burd.
This generation of Gary & Carolyn Burd’s family is now complete with seven grandsons and one baby doll!
A brother in Israel, Saar, sent me a message stating Kol meant sound, voice. This caused the old man to start thinking, could it be our Kol has a destiny that we know not of? It is our belief that everyone was formed in their Mother’s womb by the Hand of God. So, could it be Matt & Amy were led of the Almighty to name their third child Kol?
Cautiously let’s look at some possibilities:
SOUND, could he produce a sound of joy and hope that brings light in a dark world. The world he was born in seems to be diving deeper into the darkness. A world that danger lurks everywhere, the schools, the theaters, the church, etc. Could it be that Kol will remove some of the heaviness by the sound he produces?
VOICE, could it be he will be a voice that stands against the compromise, complacency, and callousness of our society. God always has a voice, could Kol be a voice in his ? generation?
His middle name, Matthew was taken from his father, named such because the Lord spoke to Carolyn six years before he was born that she would bare another child. This child would be born having something to do with the number “10”. She carried him in our tenth year of marriage, born in the tenth month of the year on the tenth day and the tenth hour. As I looked at this beautiful grandson, again I am reminded of the meaning, “a gift of God”.
Do I dare summarize? Could this ‘gift of God’ have the purpose of being a sound of hope and a voice of direction? This Papa truly hopes so! Whatever path Kol Matthew Burd has before him, we will enjoy watching him place ball, skin his knees, get some bruises playing in the yard and be proud of the man he is destined to be. It would never be my intention to plan his destiny but on this day I chose to dream.
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