"It" took on a whole new meaning yesterday as "it" became "he". Lord willing, in September, we will be welcoming a baby boy into the world.
"Well it looks like you all will be having a little boy," said the ultrasound technician. The feeling I had at that moment was indescribable. All of a sudeen all of this became more real. There's a little boy growing in Emily's womb that will one day be a man.
What will he accomplish in this life? Who will his friends be? Who will he marry? What kind of husband and father will he be? Who will help lead him to a saving relationship with Jesus? What will he be remembered for? All of these questions may seem a little intense for a "fetus" of 20 weeks, but they all raced through my mind as I watched him spin, wave, and kick.
There's a story in the book of Matthew about another father being told he's going to have a son. I'm sure all of the same questions I have must have raced through that father's mind. But can you imagine even before your son's birth being told that your son would save the world? Here's the account:
"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:18-21
I pray that my baby will know that baby that was born 2000 years ago.