Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the Great I Am.
Can you imagine? What Mary must have felt to know she would give birth to the Savior of this world! And He entered this world as a teeny, wrinkly newborn, just like PB. How crazy is that? I wonder if He cried a lot? Slept a lot? I wonder if He went through teething? And I wonder when He learned to walk? To talk? It's nuts to think of Him as a baby.
Today is Thursday, and I am thankful for that Sweet Baby that entered this world as our Savior. Thank you Lord for sending your Son to live and die for me.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
-Luke 2: 9-14
I hope you all have a very blessed Christmas.
I'm planning on spending lots of time with my two boys and my family and friends for the next several days. Between the cooking, eating, driving, eating, wrapping presents, eating, and unwrapping my presents under the tree and then re-wrapping them before anyone finds out, I'll be a busy gal. So, I'll be taking a few days off from blogging.
I hope you all get to spend lots of time with your loved ones. I hope you get to eat good food. And I hope you tell Jesus 'Happy Birthday'. He is the Reason for the Season!
And so, I'll leave you with last year's Christmas portrait. It's really iconic for all things Christmas for us last year. The tree, the lights, the warm and cozy fire, the hot chocolate, the snow, the presents under the tree, the sleep deprivation, and the screaming baby.
P.S. Am I the only 25 year-old who still unwraps her Christmas presents under the tree and then rewraps them before anyone finds out?
Have a blessed Thursday and a very Merry Christmas!