Startlingly Second – Thoughts from the Edge

We have a love affair with first. Our beloved Sooner football team will not be first in much of anything this season. Despite good reason many fans live and die by the play of a bunch of 18-22 year olds. Tells you something about life and our emotional investments. What about the emotional investments future parents make of their unborn child? Quite a bit I would contend.

Now imagine that your son was born. You had been unable to speak. And in the first song, your first words, you talked about something other than your son. You talked about some long standing promise. Then after you had extolled the wonders of life in a new way, you noted something about how your son fit into that narrative. If you could get your mind around that, then you may wonder at Zechariah’s words.

What are you thoughts? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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