the very first letter to Jordan

On Christmas day 2007, Jordan got his infant baptism.
Our church at that time had a tradition where the parents would write a letter to the child, which would be shared with the entire congregation during the baptism.

Katie wrote the first letter to Aaron in English and I ended up writing the one for Jordan's baptism in Korean.

The following is a translated version of the letter that I wrote to Jordan, which was read on the day of Jordan's infant baptism.

Dear Jordan,

We are grateful to God everyday for giving you to us.
There are also many things that we want to thank you personally.
We thank you for waiting and coming out to this world only few hours after daddy came back from his business trip.
And even though you gave everyone so much heartaches when you were hospitalized for 10 days, you made us realize and thank God for 3 years of Aaron's health, which we took it for granted.
Now that you are growing in healthiness, we just can't help but continue to pray and thank God.


When we told your name to pastor Eun Joo, she said she likes the name because it's related to a river, just like daddy's Korean name and mommy's last name.
And daddy's favorite athlete Michael Jordan had nothing to do with your name but it was because of the Jordan river we heard through sermons.

Just as you are getting baptized today, our Lord Jesus was baptized in Jordan river.
Also, when prophet Elisha told the general Naaman to wash in the Jordan river seven times, his leprosy was miraculously healed when he obeyed without his pride getting in front of him. We hope that people around you will experience miracles through you.
As we learned from sermons, you see, the miracles don't have to be supernatural and unexplainable but also can be seen in everyday life when people experience God, accepts Jesus Christ as the savior, and confess that He is the living Lord.

We hope that you will grow in faith and live a life that will be a reminder to others that our God is a living God.
Lastly, we pray that you will live up to your Korean name that your grandfather has given you, Gun Young, which means to construct and build God's glory.

We give thanks and glory to God on this day.
Mommy and Daddy

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