BIG NEWS! On Wednesday I was in Pennsylvania. Lois was here in Michigan. Kyle called and conferenced us both in on the call. “Dad, Elizabeth and I wanted you both to find out at the same time that you are going to be grandparents.”
I shouted, I danced, I haven’t stopped smiling since that call. God is good. We have all been praying every day that God would give Kyle and Elizabeth a child. Now we humble ourselves and plead for a safe, healthy delivery. The baby is due on Wesley’s birthday, the 10th of December.
Of the “photos” that I keep in my memory is one of Kyle just a few seconds old eating from his mother’s breast. You’re not supposed to do it this way, but immediately our whole world began to turn around him. How we adored that little boy. How kind and merciful it was of the Father to make me a father. I haven’t gotten over it, still. And now my first-born son is going to be a Dad.
It is a beautiful spring Lord’s Day evening as I write this. Sunday I preached at Grace Christian Fellowship in Bay City. We will be there for the next two weeks, too. My series of messages is on How to Build A Community of Grace.
Message One: How to Overcome a Dark Past.
Message Two: How to Have a Bright Future.
Message Three: How to Build a Community of Grace to Help Others Who Have a Dark Past Have A Bright Future.
How’s that for a mouthful?