Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
On December 8th, 2015 I became a father. 14 years to the day that I made the declaration of Jesus being my Lord and being baptized in His name (Acts 2:42), God has truly done marvelous deeds in and through my life.
Surreal and overwhelming seem inadequate to describe what it is like watching your child be born. The feelings that are immediately conjured from some unknown, untapped place from deep within when you see the first movement and hear the first cry. I have been told all my life that 'you will understand when you have children of your own' and I always believed that and never wrote it off, but it is something that you simply cannot prepare for. The sleep deprivation, physical exhaustion, and the anxiety at the weight of the unknown make for an experience that I imagine comes close to what the battle field must feel like.
I am so grateful to God for all of the marvelous deeds He has done, continues to do, and has promised to do in the future. He is truly great!