I have a new niece, Abigail. My brother Doug, and my sister-in-law Becky are the proud new parents.
Abigail was born on November 17th. Both mother and baby are fine.
Abigail joins her sisters and brother, Lizzy, Benji, Stephi, and Jenny.
The only problem is that we don't get to visit with them very often. They live in Virginia, and we are here in Utah.
It's wonderful to welcome new life into the world, especially in light of some of the losses we've experienced lately.
In fact, this whole season, we remember the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. That one special new life that came into the world. That life that would one day redeem the whole world. The life that would let each one of us have a re-birth, where we could lay aside our sins, and become newborn children ourselves, in the family of God.
Welcome to the world, and to our family Abigail. And may we each also find ourselves welcome to the family of God, through Jesus Christ, as we sojourn through this world.