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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Wise Son

" A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother." - Proverbs 15:20

My 21 year old son is getting married this Saturday. This is the boy that we saw for the first time 21 years ago, prayed for, cared for and will soon release to become a husband and eventually a father. He has been a joy to raise, and we didn't experience any heartache during teen years either. There were times, and still are, when we don't see eye to eye but I know this is part of him becoming a man. I enjoy conversing with him on a range of topics, much of it about Scripture, Theology or our Christian walk. On a weekly basis we also Skype and talk about a book we are both reading. It brings me great joy to see him growing up to be a wise son. Today, his mom (my wife) and I spent some time sharing some of our experiences in our marriage (as well as offering advice), some that involved suffering and pain. We cried as we talked and yet we know that it is through our pain that we have learned about the wisdom and sovereignty of God. Our desire as we open our hearts is for him to become a wise son, husband and father. We are so grateful for him. He has brought joy and gladness to our lives (and to many others as well) and we couldn't be more proud.

This week will pass quickly, Saturday will come (Lord willing) when I will have the privilege of performing their ceremony. It can't get any better than that! He will stand before me, others and our God to become one with his bride. We will see him go with his dear bride as they begin their own marriage journey. We praise our God for his unmerited grace he has shed on us as we have raised a wise son.

 

 

 

 

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