Friday, December 26, 2008

The Second Greatest Gift

The second greatest Christmas gift I can think of came to me this year. The first is, and always will be, the gift of God by sending forth Son to be born of a woman to redeem sinful man. There is no question that this is the greatest gift ever.

The second one, however, is as close to that as I can imagine. The greatest gift that I can think of is to know that God has allowed a married couple to conceive and await the coming of their child (or perhaps children). Over the past week and a half or so I had a very strong feeling that Shannon was pregnant. However, she wasn't convinced. On Christmas day I talked her into (though by that point I think she was thinking it possible) to take a test to see. By God's grace we learned that He had gifted us with a baby. Though we don't know any more than that at this point, we rejoice in God's graciousness. We are undeserving to be blessed with another child. We are very thankful and await the new addition to the Alston family.


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bethsessoms said...

Randy and Shannon, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you guys. Tell Abigail that I said "hello". We miss you all. Beth