And then there was a new person.

I love meeting people. All over the world. Some formal introductions with significant long-term ramifications; others simple nods or handshakes, first names only, soon forgotten upon exiting the parking lot.

But it’s another thing to meet a person when no one else has ever met them.

Because that person was made from scratch.

The fact that – in the original intention of it all – God designed human beings to be created out of love is fundamentally grand. What could be simpler? What could be more extravagant?

That God would trust the power of perpetuating the human race to the human race.

And then there was Levi. ch:



Marcia Bauchle · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:35 am

He’s beautiful and such an wonderful name…Levi! Blessings to you. Please tell your folks I said hi. I think of them often and wonder how they are and what they are up to.

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:57 am

    Thank you, Marcia!

    And I will! They are about to sell there on Rt. 13 and move up to the Watertown area to be apart of New Life and the new record company and studio we’re building. Doing very well; but certainly could use prayer during this transition.

Melissa Berrien · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:35 am

Awww…welcome to the world Levi….we love him already…him and that bottom lip…:)… happy for you both…proud poppa and awesome mommy!!!-Congrats to the big sissy Eva….and of course the big bubbies…Luic and Judah(woodah)… you guys…welcome Levi

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:58 am

    What a fun welcome comment! Woot! Thanks for sharing our excitement, Melissa! Blessings!

EmClementine · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:37 am

It really is an incredible miracle, a new human life, and a huge honor to be trusted with. I certanly wouldn’t pick us, but I’m glad He does. So happy for your family. We’re hoping to meet our Noah today!

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’11 at 7:59 am

    Indeed, indeed! And we’ve been praying for you, too! So thrilled for you and Nate. COME ON NOAH!

Beth Walrath · 23 Sep ’11 at 8:03 am

Oh to create to most awesome thing ever, a human being. My day is coming, holding Levi yesterday just for a few moments brought back that desire I have to be a mom. Patience I know. Just thankful I have your kids to love on. 🙂 you & Jenny, through God of course, have created beautiful, very creative, inspiring kids. Looking forward to seeing how God continues to use them.

mooney · 23 Sep ’11 at 8:21 am

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Jamie Rutigliano · 23 Sep ’11 at 8:57 am

Levi has been wonderfully made !..Gods workmanship…hand crafted after the Farthers Heart… He has a been entrusted into your hands, He will grow to fulfill God plan!..Congratulations He is of course ..Beautiful !!!xoxox

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’11 at 10:04 am

    Thank you so much, Jamie! What beautiful words! Thank you!

Glade · 23 Sep ’11 at 9:43 am

I was wondering what his name was, I couldn’t wait to find out! Levi is a wonderful name!! And he was fashioned carefully by God’s hands; his beautiful creation! I can’t wait to see how God works in his life as he grows up.

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Sep ’11 at 10:13 am

    Thanks Glade. Keep his maturity in Christ in your prayers, if you would. That’s our deepest cry for him.

    His official name is Levi Bowen Hopper.

Billy Jepma · 23 Sep ’11 at 9:49 am

That’s so great Christopher, so happy for you and the family. Can’t wait to meet him, much love bro. 🙂

Nathan R. · 23 Sep ’11 at 1:42 pm

…and God said it was good… and the creators rested 😉

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