This year, God gave us a son, the second greatest gift we have received, with his own son being the greatest. Having a son of my own has given me an even deeper appreciation for Christ’s birth, life, and sacrifice. Watching Joshua while he sleeps, it’s hard to imagine sending him to die for a world of sinful people so that they could be saved. How that must have broken God’s heart, and how it breaks mine without even having witnessed it or having to do it. It’s amazing that God loves us that much. Perhaps even more than I love my little boy, which is hard to imagine.
Although I don’t recognize Christmas as the day of Christ’s birth since, well, he wasn’t born on December 25th, I do celebrate it secularly and I’m hugely thankful for my Christmas gift this year. I have so much to tell you guys about Joshua’s first month, but for now I want to wish you a very happy holiday and hope that your heart is filled with love and joy and your time is spent with family and friends. May God bless you in the coming year!