Bunyan Breckenridge (7.16.07)

Hello everyone! Monday afternoon at 2:30 Karalee gave birth to our son Bunyan Breckenridge (8 lb. 14 oz.) here in Minnesota. He was born with dark hair, long fingers, long toes, a very quiet and relaxed disposition. He is the mini-me. Baby and mom are strong and in excellent heath. Thank you all for your prayers for us as we awaited our precious gift from God! -Tony

 

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OF THE LOVE OF CHRIST

The love of Christ, poor I! may touch upon;
But ’tis unsearchable. O! there is none
Its large dimensions can comprehend
Should they dilate thereon world without end.
When we had sinned, in his zeal he sware,
That he upon his back our sins would bear.
And since unto sin is entailed death,
He vowed for our sins he’d lose his breath.
He did not only say, vow, or resolve,
But to astonishment did so involve
Himself in man’s distress and misery,
As for, and with him, both to live and die.
To his eternal fame in sacred story,
We find that he did lay aside his glory,
Stepped from the throne of highest dignity,
Became poor man, did in a manger lie;
Yea, was beholden unto his for bread,
Had, of his own, not where to lay his head;
Though rich, he did for us become thus poor,
That he might make us rich for evermore.
Nor was this but the least of what he did,
But the outside of what he suffered?
God made his blessed son under the law,
Under the curse, which, like the lion’s paw,
Did rent and tear his soul for mankind’s sin,
More than if we for it in hell had been.
His cries, his tears, and bloody agony,
The nature of his death doth testify.
Nor did he of constraint himself thus give,
For sin, to death, that man might with him live.
He did do what he did most willingly,
He sung, and gave God thanks, that he must die.
But do kings use to die for captive slaves?
Yet we were such when Jesus died to save’s.
Yea, when he made himself a sacrifice,
It was that he might save his enemies.
And though he was provoked to retract
His blest resolves for such so good an act,
By the abusive carriages of those
That did both him, his love, and grace oppose;
Yet he, as unconcerned with such things,
Goes on, determines to make captives kings;
Yea, many of his murderers he takes
Into his favour, and them princes makes.

— John Bunyan

19 thoughts on “Bunyan Breckenridge (7.16.07)

  1. You have been blessed! And he looks just like you!
    :-)
    On behalf of all of us here at The Banner, our sincere congratulations to the entire Reinke family.
    Steve B.

  2. Congrats! I don’t know if this is your first or fifth, but I know you’re going to have fun (not sleep, just fun). God bless!

  3. Congratulations, Tony!

    Now for an important question – What are you reading to your new son?

  4. Beautiful! Congratulations on your new blessing. I have to admit, he is pretty close to being as cute as my daughter. May God bless him with a robust saving faith in Christ at an early age.

  5. Big congratulations Tony and Karalee on the birth of your baby boy Bunyan Breckenridge. He and I share the birthdate, though I was born 38 years ago.

    Many blessings,

    CJ in Texas

  6. Congratulations my friend. A glorious achievement – one made in the image of God. We pray the Lord richly bless you and your family.

    John Hendryx and the gang at Monergism.com

  7. I can’t wait to meet the beautiful new Reinke! Give KZ, JE and CJ kisses from Auntie Ame. Can I ask what the girls’ name would have been? XOXO

  8. Thank you to everyone who has commented. I appreciated all the responses. Bunyan and mom are doing very well now two days later. They are both strong and recovering well from the delivery. Sleep is rare and will be for the next few days. Your prayers for us are greatly appreciated. Blessings and thank you everyone for your readership and for rejoicing with those who rejoice! Tony

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