a father. The Father

father picSo I’m new at this: a little over three months ago my wife and I welcomed our first child (Asher Jett) into our home. Before he was born, I started thinking about what the future would hold.  What kind of son would he be? Would he be be a musician like me, or would he have the “brains” and be an auditor like his mom? Maybe he would be a great mix of us both!  How would we go about disciplining him when he got into trouble?  I read books, listened to CDs, heard advice and soaked it all in, and then…he was born.  All changed.  Life as we knew it, running from here to there, piled up emails, dirty laundry–none of it mattered. I remember when we first brought him home and I was looking over him sleeping in his crib thinking, “This was my father, looking over me 30 years ago.” I can’t let life go so fast that I forget these moments.
And I can’t help but wonder what planning process happened as God the Father was getting ready to create mankind–preparing us a place to live, rest our heads, making everything perfect. And then, when he made us, did he have moments like mine, standing over us and marveling at his creation: “Wow! I created them! This is awesome.” I would bet so.

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