Is Champ Your Real Name?

I go by the name, "Champ," but it's actually a nickname. But I didn't earn it on the ball court or wrestling mat. I've had it my entire life.

About a year before I was born, my mom and dad lost their first child, a little girl who had been born prematurely. When I too arrived early, underweight and sickly, my parents feared they might lose another child and began to pray. Over the next few weeks in the hospital, the Lord answered prayer, and the doctors began to say, "He's a champ; he'll make it."

And so I gained a name and a life-long reminder of God's gracious kindness.