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Isaac,

I remember when I gave you your first blessing, your name blessing. I said what came to my heart. With all of my children, unique things came that I truly believe are God's will concerning your salvation.

I want you to know about something specific that I was impressed to say in your blessing. It was that you would find solemnity and peace through prayer to your Heavenly Father.

Your name means "He will laugh, and God will hear." It means to me that even your laughs are heard by God. That makes you special. When you speak, He listens, and I believe it down to my core.

There is a scripture where I see you when I read it. It goes like this:

35 When heaven is ashut up, and there is no brain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou ateach them the good way wherein they should bwalk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

This is King Solomon praying for his people. Can you hear the compassion in his voice, crying for the Lord to help his people? I see you, my son, and not King Solomon praying when I read that scripture. I see you yearning for the well-being of those around you and pleading that God will aid them.

I love this scripture because of its relationship to Malachi 3:10 where the Lord says that he will "pour" out blessings upon those who follow His commandments, maybe just like the way rain pours from the heavens.

You have opportunities everyday to pray for others, that they might be the beneficiary of a pouring of blessings.

Remember your name, and remember that the Lord really, really hears you, just like your dad hears you, but all the better.

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