For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given...and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.
Christmas 1984 was my best ever! John and I had been married over 13 years and were the parents of a nine year-old and a six year-old. Although we felt truly blessed by God, we felt that our family was not quite complete. We prayed for another child and left the outcome in God’s hands. On July 26, 1984 our third daughter was born. We couldn’t have been happier. She was truly an answer to many prayers. In November of that year one of our pastors asked if we would like to play the parts of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus at our Christmas Eve service. We were so honored! When the pastor cradled baby Jillian in his arms and raised her in the air our eyes filled with tears of joy! All babies are God’s miracles, but the greatest miracle is God’s son, our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Creator God, may the miracle of life and the miracle of salvation that is ours in Christ be ever fresh in our hearts and minds at Christmas and all year long. Amen.
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