Our little Adah Ruth made her appearance into this world on August 12th at 9:34 am. While her arrival via c-section was fairly ordinary, her role in this world is sure to be extraordinary.
Grant and I find it important to choose names for our children that guide our prayers for their lives. Asher Luke meaning “blessed and happy” and coming from the blessing of Moses on the tribes of Israel in Deuteronomy 33:24-25. Evan Grace being shortened from “evangelize: to go and tell of God’s grace”.
So it was only right that our third child would have just as powerful of a name for us to petition qualities for her before The Lord. When we pray for her we wanted specific requests and characteristics that would display God’s presence in her life.
So we came up with Adah Ruth.
Adah: “Adornment, beauty, pleasure”
When we think of the meaning of the name Adah being an adornment or beauty, we think of 1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
We wish for Adah to have a gentle and quiet spirit that is precious in the sight of God. That she would not only be beautiful on the outside, but that her imperishable beauty on the inside would shine like the stars in the sky. We pray for her that her conduct would be one of a soft-spoken and thoughtful woman of God.
Ruth: “Companion, friend, vision of beauty”
In reading and knowing the story of Ruth, we are reminded of so many characteristics this godly woman possessed. Some words that come to mind are obedience, loyalty, confidence, boldness, and meekness. When she stayed by the side of her mother-in-law she displayed loyalty and friendship when she could have packed up and headed home. When she went into the fields she displayed a humble, hard-working attitude while she gleaned in order to have food for her household. And when she went to Boaz at night she displayed both boldness and meekness as she asked him to be her kinsman redeemer. She was certainly a picture of a lovely woman that displayed a gentle and quiet spirit.
When paired with Adah, this brings a beautiful picture of a Christ-filled woman that exudes both confidence and humility at the same time.
Our sweet Adah Ruth, may you come into this world with a beauty that shines for The Lord unlike any we have ever seen. May your adornments be those of a quiet and humble heart that knows how to serve in ways that we never thought of. May you be bold and loyal and know what you need to do at the perfect time. May we, as your family, be your biggest supporters as you join this family that loves to serve God together. You are in for a wild ride as you join up with The Hinson family, but we are sure you will fit right in and God will use your personality, gifts and talents to add more than we ever could imagine to our lives and ministry. We love you so much.