This proud dad has just heard the news that James has been made captain of the cricket team! Okay, it's a humble start - the team in question is the under-11 B team at his school, but if he wants to realise his dream of playing professional cricket for South Africa one day, he needs to start somewhere! (And yes, the Proteas badge may be my delusions of grandeur - but you never know ... one day, maybe?)
But he hasn't been spending all his time on the cricket field. On the contrary, he's had his nose in the books quite a bit this term as well, with six As and one B being the reward for his hard work.
Add to that a deep and sincere love for Jesus that he has had for as long as he can remember ... what more can this extremely blessed dad ask for? Thank you, dear God, for my wonderful son. When I read in Scripture of Your voice that came down from heaven, saying of Jesus, "this is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased", I can identify with that in an earthly sense as well.
God is SO good!