Weep, For Seth is Born

Baby Seth 088, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

Who was born on February 20th is Seth, my seventh great-grandchild, the beautiful son of Joel and Aisha. He was two days old when this picture was taken. A tiny little thing, he weighed only 5 pounds and 5 ounces, but he is perfect in every way.

Look at this picture and weep. Weep at his beauty, weep for the joy of such a family gift, weep because of his vulnerability—weep because Jesus said to do so.

“And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.” Luke 23:27-28

Moms and Dads, Grandmoms and Granddads, let us weep for our children, let us pray over their tender heads, and carefully instruct them in paths of godly righteousness. We must be vigilant as we care for their bodies, their minds, and for their souls—their everlasting, never-dying souls.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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19 Responses to Weep, For Seth is Born

  1. iluv2prshim says:

    Another Beautiful baby. May God keep little Seth in His care.
    Congratulations!

  2. Shirley says:

    Good morning, Ronda.

    Isn’t he a charmer? I haven’t even got to see him and hold him yet, though. Hate it!

    Thanks for your prayers for him.

    Sjb

  3. inhisgrace says:

    Shirley, you reminded me of this conversation i had with a friend. do i want to get married and bring a child into this world? but then, God delights in all His children. as usual i like to think and plan ahead of Him. i’ll just leave things in His hands.

    you have a darling great grandchild. bless you! 🙂

  4. Shirley says:

    Hello In His Grace,

    You are such an honest and thoughtful person, and I truly understand your feelings. Often, I have remarked that I am glad I don’t have the day-to-day rearing of a child in this society.

    Having said that, though, it is the plan of God that we have children, and each child is truly a gift of God. God will help you, guide and direct you when it is time for you to marry and become a mother.

    Think of this: When you have children and you teach them about God and point them to Heaven, you give them a chance at living gloriously in eternity with holy people, with angels, and with God Himself. Awesome thought, huh?

    Thank you for admiring Seth and for your comments.

    shirley

  5. writeathome says:

    Beautiful new great grandson, and a beautiful post. Hope you will be able to see Seth soon!

  6. tommyjoe says:

    Grandchildren are a gift of God, and they are treasured! I pray for mine also, but God bless you and your GREAT GRANDBABY! Sincerely, Mom Contino (through Tom).

    My congrats also, Sis. Buxton! – Tom

  7. Shirley says:

    Hello to the Connell family–Contino, actually, I suppose. Thank you for your sweet comments.

    Love you all.

    sjb

  8. Shirley says:

    Tom, did your mom read about Olive who is 107 and who has recently started blogging? You may read about it on my other site. It’s wonderful!

    shirley

  9. Steve says:

    God Bless Seth.

    And you Shirley.

    Steve.

    http://newpsalms.wordpress.com/

  10. kikikaria says:

    …Children are a heritage of the Lord…Ps. 127:3

    I too felt like weeping when I saw your great grandson’s photo and read your devotional. God bless little Seth. I believe his name means “Appointed”. Who knows what God will appoint this precious babe to become? Congratulations to you, Sis. Shirley and the proud parents. You know our job is never done. My mom prays for us, and she prays for her grandkids. When Natalie, her 5-year old granddaughter, received the Holy Ghost and was baptized last year, Mom was just as thrilled (and wept and rejoiced) as if Natalie were her own daughter! What a wonderful heritage we have to pass onto our kids, grandkids, great grandkids.
    Love,
    Karen

  11. helenl says:

    Beautiful, beautiful baby.

  12. Cheri says:

    Congrats!!! Sister Buxton, on your new additions please send congrats to the parents too, God Bless,

  13. Shirley says:

    Hello everyone and thanks for all the fine remarks. I have yet to see and hold this little boy.

    A blessed day to each of you.

    Shirley

  14. cumby says:

    What wonderful good news. A ray of light in an increasingly dark world, Thanks for sharing this with us.

  15. donna says:

    Precious ….very precious

  16. Aisha Buxton says:

    Most Dear Granny,
    Thank you for your words. What a task at hand, to be “mother”, to guide tiny minds and hands in what is pure, good, honest, lovely… all that God is. Thank you for the heritage that you have passed on… and done so well, and continue to do. We love you deeply, and feel sorry that we do not see you and Pappy more often.
    PS – Seth shares your initials — Seth Joel Buxton 🙂 Hopefully we will see you soon. Let us know when you will be in CA.

  17. Shirley says:

    Donna, yes, indeed is he precious…as is every tiny baby in the world. While I rejoice at the birth of Seth, and revel in the joy he brings our family, I cry when I think of the children of the world who was disdained and ill-treated.

    Cumby, indeed such a birth is a ray of light into our world.

    Thank you for reading and commenting here.

    shirley

  18. Shirley says:

    I must be a crybaby. Aisha,–mother of Seth–as I sit here on Monday morning in Hasting bookstore, and read your sweet comments, tears are coursing down my face, although I’m really trying to keep them under control, lest a customer comes by, taps me on the shoulder to inquire, “Are you all right, Ma’am?”

    Yes, I’m all right, just proud of you and Joel, and touched by your sweet words, and concerned for the great responsibility you have to guide those three beautiful boys in the ways of righteousness. Yet, I have not a doubt that you will excel in your role as a Christian mother and wife. For all the years since you have been in our family, I have seen nothing less.

    Love you. Hope you are here and comment often.

    Kiss and hug all the babies—including Joel 🙂

    Granny b

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