Thursday, December 24, 2009


i can't help but ponder Mary's knowledge of the plans that Jesus was to fulfill while here on this earth. she was part of this amazing plan, bringing the savior of the world to earth as a baby. yet, did she know what would be expected of Him as He grew? the wrath that He would bear for you and me? i do not think that she did. i think that would have been too difficult a burden for a mother to take.

emotions stir within me as i think back to holding my own sweet little babies right after they were born. dreaming of who they would be and the dreams and goals that would be a part of their lives.

the most precious gift in all the world was given to you and me before we were born, before our great-grandparents were born. God, the creator of the universe and all that is in it, gave a dark and dying world His son Jesus; and Mary selflessly participated in the plan.

i am so thankful that i have been forgiven for all of my failures, unkind gestures, evil thoughts, and sin by the most precious gift that the world has ever received. the most important gift that i was ever given was the understanding that i have in knowing that Jesus, the baby born on Christmas day, died to save me from my sin. without Him, without the gift of Him, there would be no Christmas, no need for Christmas.

tomorrow rejoice with me in the GREATEST gift the world has been given, because God loves you and me, and because He still uses ordinary people like you and me to show Jesus to our world.
merry christmas dear friends. may your day be filled with love, family, and Jesus.
Romans 8:39 Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~type to you soon~
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1 comment:

soccermom said...

great post Le! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas in sunny FL (or at least I hope it's sunny). We have 20's up here right now!!