Every time I look at my youngest son, Deacon, I’m reminded of God’s miracle. You see, my little boy was born without either one of his brain ventricles working. This meant fluid could not drain from his brain. So, before our son celebrated his first birthday, he had two brain surgeries.
This was one of the greatest challenges that my wife, Sara, and I have faced. Through God’s grace and healing hand, our son survived.
There’s another great miracle that this Christmas season should move us to stop and meditate. God chose to give us His Son, Jesus, through a miraculous birth. Mary and Joseph were the first to hold the Savior of the world in their arms. They would raise Jesus up until He began His ministry to teach us God’s commandments and ultimately give His life so that we might live forever in God’s Kingdom.
You may have memorized this very familiar verse when you were a child. We can take comfort in God’s promise when we read John 3:16 that says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV) It is that hope that our family clings to this Christmas.
Deacon will turn six-years-old in February 2020. It brings me so much joy to know God healed my boy. I pray that you experience incredible joy this holiday. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Director of Communications
SBC of Virginia