Tuesday, August 08, 2006

My beautiful wife and child

Heidi is now almost half way there! She's so beautiful!!!!! Next week we get to find out whether our child is a boy or girl (if he or she is cooperative). It's fascinating to think that we'll be able to see all of the developing organs of our baby and see how it going in there. So much has gone through my mind and heart as I consider what it means to be a father. As much as I want to show and prove my love to my wife and child, I know that my love is not enough. I must point them both to Christ. They need my love, but they need His love even more still. I've been finding great comfort in these words from the prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 49:15-16
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

4 comments:

Jonathan Dodson said...

awesome.

dwight said...

"How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure"

What wonderful, beautiful and difficult times are coming! But we press on because of what has been done for us! I'm so encouraged my brother, to hear of your desire to point your wife and children to Christ! Lead them to follow the Leader, the great King Eternal!

Thanks for your ministry and for pointing everything back to Jesus - to which we have counted all things as loss in view of the surpassing Value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord!

Love like your saved brother!

corey thomas said...

I am so excited for you two! The love you will have for your child and the new found love you will have for your wife is beyond words!

by the way, i am back in the game. check me out.

Karl & Sun Dahlfred said...

congratulations to you two! You'll be great parents. Exciting times - we just had our first little one. Blessings to you both