Well, as many of you know, Danielle and I have found out that we will be having our first child sometime around the end of this year. I have been overwhelmed with joy, a bit stunned by the wonderful news, and in total awe of the goodness of our God. We can’t wait to welcome the newest addition of our family into our lives, and are already very much in love with the little person God is knitting together in Danielle’s womb.

Last night, I called and broke the news to my dad, who was so happy and blessed (just as Danielle’s father was), and we talked about just how good our Lord is. Not only has God saved me from sin and death by offering His own Son up for my sins, but now he continues to pour out His love and grace in my life. God has redeemed and restored me from a broken-down loser, and made me new. He has given me life, His Spirit, eternity in heaven, and then the most wonderful wife, wonderful family in Christ, and now a child. As my father told his Pastor, If God continues to be so good, and bless me so much, I won’t be able to take it.

As Danielle and I have been processing this wonderful news, and letting reality sink in, we have realized how awesome God is, and that He hears our prayers. We have been praying for a baby, and God has heard us. We just thank God, and know that every good gift comes down from our wonderful Father in heaven.

With all that, as I read my Bible this morning, I just happened to be in Psalm 139. As I read through the Psalm my heart, and eyes, began to well up as I thought about this little person that God is forming, and how much our Father loves this little child. I will leave you with the verses that really touched my heart this morning,

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.

 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.” (Psalm 139:13-18 NKJV)

God bless you all, and thank you Jesus for your love, grace, and for the child you have given us! -Cory

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