He's typing the last page......right now...and we are in Jack Hayford's King College library, and he's sitting across from me at another terminal, and I just looked over at his face and just thanked God for sending me this noble beautiful boy, and as I type this, I pray that God makes me into the type of father that will be a blessing for him.
Wait, my brother...God willing, you will see, there is no other love like that you have for your child, its the kind of love you get on your knees, when the Spirit of the Most High comes upon you and you are given a revelation of the enormity of the Cross, and your heart gets flooded with love for Jesus.....the love for your child almost goes there....
I will never forget the first time I gazed into that boys face, his mother, God bless her, she was undergoing a c-section after 30 hours of labor, and I looked over at her tummy area, and I saw this wet head, and there he was....the attendant took him over to a table to get cleaned...he wasnt breathing yet....and I started to get a panicky feeling, but since the medical professionals in the room were cool, I stayed cool too......then he started to breathe, and they handed him to me, and I looked into his eyes.
I will never forget that moment, there was a recognition there, I cant explain.
Life is mystery and sometimes God is mystery.
Ah Greg......you will see, helping create life, and then helping disciple a young man...God is good.
This boy, he's a fourth grader, and he can read at the 12th grade level, he's a blue belt in karate, can play beethovens 'fur elise'.
But you know what the best Thing is? When I got water baptized 3 years ago, the boy, then 6, came up to me a half an hour before service and said,
"Daddy, I want to get baptized too."
I asked the lad, "Do you know what that means?"
Clear as bell he said, "Yes, it means I accept Jesus as my personal Saviour".
God is so good.
My prayer is that you meet a lovely woman in California and fall deeply and completely in love, and that she give you healthy children who love the Lord like their mommy and daddy, in Jesus Name....amen