Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Introducing...Hilkiah Knox Madgwick

Sorry, no pictures yet but Hilkiah Knox Madgwick was born on May 5th at 8:11am. He was born at home, but there were complications with both Hil and Momma so that they were both transported to the hospital. They are both doing well now.

A note about his name. Hilkiah means "portion of Jehovah". He is known for finding the book of the Law and giving it to Shaphan the scribe to give to King Josiah (2 Chron 34). Finding a book of the Law and telling someone about it doesn't seem like much, but I believe he was performing his duty as a priest. Josiah was turning from the wicked ways of his father's and "began to seek after the God of David his father." And it came to pass, when "the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes". This started a fresh pursuit for the Word and will of God. Josiah then celebrated the Passover in a way that was equal to when Solomon celebrated it. Hilkiah was also the great grandfather to Ezra, who were children of Aaron and his son Phinehas. In other words, It's a great family to come from.

Knox is from General Henry Knox of the revolutionary war who was one of Gen. Washington's right hand men, along with Gen. Nathaniel Green. Knox was 25 yrs old when he was promoted to Flag Rank. It's also the name of one of the Reformers, John Knox, from Scotland.

I pray Hil will be able to do the right thing in a wicked world as he walks with God.

Also, Hil's defining feature is his left foot. He has 6 toes on that foot and I will post a picture with this later. How beautiful are the feet of those that bring good news!

Welcome to the family Hil! We are glad to have you!

Your Daddy


Joshua and Stephanie said...

Yay!!!! Awww I am so excited...a little boy! They are so much fun. I look forward to hearing the birth story. But I'm so glad they are both safe! Wow, six toes, that's exciting! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Do you mean he was born on May 4th right? Congratulations!!! :)

In the Mix said...

Woohoo! Welcome to the family little one.

Marilena said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We just missed your call yesterday and Julio called you right back, but you must have been busy...Ha! I'm sure you will be busy for a while now! What a cool name you have given your sweet new blessing! I'm glad to hear that Mommy and baby are doing well. I can't wait to see pictures and hear the whole birth story!!!
Love you, Mar

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

Laurel said...

Praising the Lord with you!
Praying that Grace and Hil recover quickly, and your sweet family will soon be finding a new routine as four.
Stephen, your "Daddy thoughts" brought tears to my eyes. Congrats on your boy!