Sunday, February 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to Nico

Today my middle son, Nicolas Jon, turns 7.

Dear Nico,

God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times,
you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).




Rick Calohan said...

Happy Birthday Nicolas Jon!

Nicolas is Greek and means Victory of the People.

Jon is Hebrew and means God has given; gift of God

Saint Nicholas was born in Asia Minor during the third century in the Greek colony of Patara in Lycia in the Roman province of Asia- modern-day Antalya in Turkey — at a time when the region was Hellenistic in its culture and outlook. He was the only son of Christian parents named Theophanes and Nonna, and was very religious from an early age.

Nicholas in his youth was a lector, and later a presbyter.

Not only did Nicholas seek to root out paganism, he also fought against the spread of Christian heresies, especially Arianism. According to tradition, Nicholas was a participant in the First Council of Nicaea. There, he became so angry upon hearing the views of Arius that he rushed over to him and slapped him in the face, sending him to the ground.

Nicholas is also known for coming to the defense of the falsely accused, often preventing them from being executed, and for his intercession on behalf of sailors and other travelers.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.

Hough said...

Happy Birthday Nico!

Frontier Forest said...

Nicolas, happy birthday little man of God! I pray you will grow to be a great warrior for the faith and that many will come to know Truth by your life and witness!

jeff in nj said...

Nico -

Happy Birthday from New jersey!!