Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A VERY Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! We were up early opening gifts and discovering baby Jesus' arrival at the manger! Every gift is so much richer in his shadow. His story never loses it's luster. We're so thankful this morning. He has been so kind and faithful to us this year. Even taking us to through quiet, sorrowful valleys and growing us. 

A Christmas card that arrived at my parents says it perfectly--

The Word did not become a philosophy, a theory or a concept to be 
discussed, debated or pondered.

The Word became a person to be followed, enjoyed and loved! 

May your heart know him...enjoy him...and love him always!

We sing his praises this morning as we joyfully share the beginning of the fulfillment of his promise to us five years ago. Friday, R's passport arrived and come Monday, Dec. 30th we fly for Ind*a to get our girl of promise. And so FINALLY after waiting a long time to do so, we say Merry Christmas from the Tegen Four!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14


natalie said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful!! what a wonderful Christmas gift for you guys!
I just read those words in your parents Christmas card in a book I'm currently reading and they really stood out to me...what a beautiful, convicting truth.
Merry Christmas! Can't wait to read about your trip to Ind*a!

Laurin Clackum said...

This pictures is absolutely amazing. Praise God for His timing and faithfulness. Rejoicing with you guys, and I will be praying for a safe and joyful trip!

UnraveledbyGrace said...

Congratulations! I look forward to following your journey over the next few weeks. I'm sure it's a huge relief to finally be on your way.

Kristen said...

ohhhhhh I LOVE This picture!!! I am so happy for you and love seeing R settling into your family :) Will be praying for the rest of your time in India!