Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I just got the beginnings of a new Nativity set. I haven't been able to find the shepherds, sheep, donkey and other animals that go with it...or the wise men. But I have been looking online, and I hope I will find the additional pieces somewhere. But if I can't, that's ok. I have "The Most Important" part right? Mary, Joseph and the baby JESUS!
I don't know why I have never really had a nativity set. I have always wanted a nice one, but just never bought one. It seems there was always so much to buy at Christmas...and I just kept telling myself I would have one..."someday".
Someday seems to never come... unless you "Just Do It". (Nike's slogan) ((smile))
This year I have been thinking so much of the first Noel. That blessed first Christmas. Emmanuel...God with us! Isn't it amazing that the "King Of Kings" would put on flesh and dwell among us?!? If you are a mother, you know that mothers dream about their babies and wonder what they will be like. Can you even imagine what Mary was pondering in her heart? Knowing that she was carrying the Son of God?!?!
And then actually looking into the face of God when her baby Jesus was born, and kissing Him? WOW!
I love the song "Mary Did You Know?" I haven't heard it yet this season. I will have to go and get one of my cd's out and listen to it...because it touches my heart every single time I hear it!
And how about this wonderful man Joseph...imagine what he felt as he helped care for this special gift. He was a willing servant just as Mary was. They were entrusted with raising the Savior of the World. The grace of God was sufficient for their mission. It is an amazing story and one that I never tire of hearing.
May we all pause at this busy time of year and stop and thank the Father for the wonderful gift of His Son.