It just dawned on me that I have never written about our grandson, Ewan.
No one could have ever asked for a better representation of the father than can be found in Ewan Davis. Granted, as a baby his father did have blonde hair and Ewan's is dark brown. I will admit his father eyes are green whereas Ewan has the chocolate brown eyes of his mother, his brother and his grandmother. And his eyes bear the almond shape of his mother's, which makes him one of the most beautiful humans I have even seen.
But in personality, Ewan is his father remade.
He is perhaps the most pleasant baby I have ever seen, and in my business I've seen a lot of babies. He smiles and laughs as easily as other babies cry. His father was the same way. Our son's middle name is Isaac, which means "laughter" and I remember once when he was small telling his father how well we had chosen his name, it fit him perfectly.
Recently our daughter-in-law sent us a video of Ewan and their dog, Bates, playing. Ewan would crawl toward Bates and try to take his dog toy from him. Being a tiny and spry Yorkie, Bates quickly skirted to the other side of the room. Ewan changed directions and again tried to steal the toy. Bates, waiting until the last second, again evaded Ewan. Once again, Ewan redirected himself and tried again. Once again foiled. At this point, Ewan threw himself onto the floor, not in despair and tears, but in laughter. He was thoroughly enjoying the game. Next, as he approached the toy, Bates didn't retreat, but leaned in for the offensive, and began vigorously licking Ewan's face. The happy boy responded as he always does, with smiles and giggles. Finally, Bates let Ewan grasp the toy and a friendly game of tug of war ensued.
This video reminded me of another way Ewan is like his father, he is determined. He was not going to give up with Bates, he was going to keep coming after this toy. When thwarted, he simply redirected and tried again. This is my son in his son. (If you want to know what Ewan's mother is like, read this post about her, She Can Do Anything.)
The Bible tells us that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we become the children of God. His Spirit comes to dwell in us and our lives manifest His fruits.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." (Galatians 5:22,23.)
As His children, those around us should be able to see His characteristics in and through us, just as I can see characteristics of our son in Ewan. As we trust the Lord by faith to work those characteristics in and through us, let us remember that we are called to "walk in the Spirit," and to glorify our Father in all we do.