The Greatest Gift Of All

Sunday, May 12, 2002

Deuteronomy 7:11-13 – So be careful to obey the commands, rules, and laws I give you today. If you pay attention to these laws and obey them carefully, the Lord your God will keep his agreement and show love to you, as he promised your ancestors. He will love and bless you. He will make the number of your people grow; he will bless you with children. He will bless your fields with good crops and will give you grain, new wine, and oil. (NCV)

During our years together, my husband and I have had our share of trials and life tests to endure: financial hardship, the loss of my younger brother to suicide a few years ago, and, as recently as last year, difficulty conceiving, due to a medical condition I had. Throughout these trials and tribulations, our prayers for faith, hope, and the strength to get through always came true.

I had surgery to correct my medical condition, we are managing financially, we got through the grief of my brother's suicide with faith and strength, and our prayers to add a child to our lives also came true.

On February 13th of this year we received the greatest gift of all, a beautiful, healthy, bouncing baby boy.

Braydon Lester Thompson came into this world as the ultimate gift God could give to a couple. He has filled a void lacking in our lives that only God could fill for us. He has performed a miracle.

Our promise to God for our lovely bundle of joy is to raise him with Christian morals, values, and beliefs, and to let him know that God was responsible for his conception.

Let us always remember that, if we have the strength, faith, and trust in God and in what he can bless us with, there are no limits to the miracles he can perform.

Prayer: Dear God, you are ever present in our lives. Help us to be diligent in our faith in you. Be with us and guide us in our life's journey, and show us that, in you, our lives will be forever blessed. We thank you for blessing us with children, so we can raise them with your values and beliefs. We pray that you will answer the prayers of those who are still asking you for a child. May your miracles continue to bless us, so that we may have eternal happiness in your presence. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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Pamela Thompson
Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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