"Blessed Man"

Sunday, the last of the Kiedis kids prepared to "tie the knot." David became engaged to Jessica. We are thrilled!

David did it right, proposing to Jess with "Will you marry me" spelled out in Chinese characters (yes, Jess really does speak Mandarin Chinese). Both families joined in the celebration. To put it mildly, it was a very good night. At the end of the evening all I could think was, "I am a blessed man" . . .

  • Children who love the Lord, their mom and dad, and each other
  • Godly spouses
  • I live in Boca!
  • I'm privileged to serve as the pastor of Spanish River
  • Hot rods . . .

As I began to mull this over, I saw my blessings in a different light . . .

  • The wonder of family ties . . . a precursor to the day I will celebrate the Lamb of God with that great multitude that no one can number from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9).
  • The joy of marriage . . . a wonderful picture and reminder of Jesus who sacrificed for his bride and of the church that so willingly submits to Him (Ephesians 5).
  • The beauty of Boca . . .  a precursor to the splendor of the new heaven and earth (Revelation 21).
  • The role I have as pastor . . . a reminder of THE Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep (John 10:10), leads them by still waters and restores their souls (Psalm 23).

Yes, I am a blessed man! Now, about those hot rods ...

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy Name! Psalm 103:1 ESV