I received a gift from God in the form of a baby girl. When she was born, I couldn't imagine how that tiny baby would change my life. She grew, she laughed, she loved, she died. Along the way, that tiny baby became a little girl who taught me how to trust God, how to love people, how to make the most of every day, how to suffer, how to be brave, and how to keep my focus on eternity. She was a severe mercy, a blessing, and one of God's greatest gifts to me.
This week you have received a gift from God in the form of a baby boy. As you look at him, you cannot yet see all the ways he will change your life. He will grow. He will laugh. He will love. Oh, how he will love! He will teach you to trust God, to love people, to make the most of every day, to celebrate the little things (which are really the big things) and he will teach you how to be brave. The world may say that he is not perfect. God says that he is fearfully and wonderfully made. You have been given a great gift that will take a lifetime to unwrap.