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Friday, December 24, 2010

A Baby Changes Everything!

Yesterday morning my five year old son woke up and came into the kitchen to me still very sleepy and rubbing his sleepy eyes and said, "Hey mama, guess what my radio is playing?"  He goes to sleep every night with the radio playing.  I asked him what was his radio playing as I helped him wipe the sleepy out of his eyes and he said, "Mary did you know your baby came to save us from us sins?" and he ran back in his room to hear the song finish.

I was very thankful that he began his day with that thought in his mind.  And I wonder how much Mary knew.  Did she know that when she kissed her newborn's face that she was kissing the face of her God?  Did she know that in about 33 years he would die on a cross to save His people from their sins?  Did she know or understand these words of Zechariah from Luke 2:68-75:
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come and has redeemed His people.  He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David (as He said through His holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us - to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, the oath He swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days."
Yes, a baby does change everything!!


Merry Christmas to you and yours,
The McIlwains 

1 comments:

Mariel said...

I ABSOLUTELY love that song!!! Beautiful thoughts to ponder this Christmas Eve night!