Well, my cyber friends, we are down to the final days. My lovely wife is due to give birth to our second child today, tomorrow or Sunday depending on which date you believe. Things are beginning to happen, but we’re not running out the door to the hospital or anything yet. Lots of walking interspersed with lots of movies and resting. And lots of praying.
My wife pointed out last night that the birth of a child is always a significant story. We know it is an episode in a greater story that will surely be recalled and retold. And it’s strange to suddenly “emerge” for a moment and realize that you’re in a story, and well, you don’t quite now how it ends yet. Does that make me “emergent”? 😉
Last time, when River was born, God answered a number of very particular prayers about when and how River would be born. Those answered prayers are fixed quite firmly in our minds as we think and pray about this time. God is good.
I listened to an excellent sermon this week by Douglas Jones which can be found here. It’s the one entitled “Praying like Royalty”. I heartily commend it to you. Jones explores how God uses the prayers of His people to direct the course history. It’s an excellent challenge to both pray specifically and broadly for matters both near and far.