Well, I’ve tried several different times to write this post, and every time it has been lacking authenticity. I love the holiday season, we love Christmas especially for how integral of a part of the Gospel it is. But with special occasions come additional opportunities to think about the one we’re waiting for.
We are anticipating that we’re near the end of Cynthia’s pre-match processing. There is hope that we will get a call almost any day that we are officially matched and can begin the end of the process that leads to us bringing her home. But that hope grows heavy as more and more time passes, and that heaviness can make our hearts weary, sometimes.
But just as the title of this post expresses our hearts this season, we are rejoicing in the Gospel message: of the baby who came, fully God and also fully human, to be our atonement and path to an eternity we could never earn otherwise. That precious child, also adopted by his earthly father, was completely sufficient. Our family, incomplete in it’s members, joyfully worshiping our Lord, trusting in his sovereignty and resting in his grace.
Merry Christmas, from our family to yours. While our lives may look very different, I hope you are wondering in the marvelous way our God chose to save the world- in the form of a baby boy. Peace to you, this holiday season, and every season of life hereafter!
“And we have seen and testify that the Father
has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.”
1 John 4:14 14