Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mary, Did You Know?

If you ask my children what Christmas is about, they will tell you "Christmas is not about gifts, it is about baby Jesus." 

But Christmas ... it is about a gift.  A very special gift that was given to us by our Heavenly Father.  It is the gift of eternal life through His son, Jesus. 

I can think of no greater gift. 

Then the Angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. Luke 1:30-31

One of my favorite songs is Mary, Did You Know?  I like just about every version I have heard. 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
...would one day walk on water?
...would save our sons and daughters?
... has come to make you new? 

This child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
...will give sight to a blind man?
... would calm a storm with His hands?
... has walked where angels trod?

When you kiss your  little baby, you kiss the face of God.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
... is Lord of all creation?
... would one day rule all nations?
... is Heaven's perfect Lamb?

This sleeping child your holding is the great I AM.

I cannot even begin to imagine what Mary was feeling.  She carried our savior in her womb.  She delivered our Savior in a stable.  She raised our Savior to be a man.

She watched our Savior sleep.  She prepared our Savior's meals.  She cleaned our Savior's clothing.  She saw our Savior's first smile.  She watched our Savior sit up for the first time.  She watched our Savior take His first step.  

The whole time she knew. 

She knew that her baby boy would one day not only save her, but all who believed in Him.
 
She knew that one day her baby boy would gift us the most undeserving gift we could ever received. 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that would so ever believe in Him should not parish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16

It is my prayer that if you are reading this and you have not accepted the ultimate priceless gift of eternal life, that you will.  It is the most precious gift you will ever receive.

Merry Christmas!

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