Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! For Unto Us A Child Is Born. Today is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It doesn’t matter if this is the “actual” date, it is about celebrating the fact that he was born. He took a human form and was born in a humble setting.

I have been giving a little thought to this. Jesus, the Savior, and Lord of the Universe¬†was born in a stable. I began thinking about this from a mother’s point of view. We all want the best for our children. Would you have wanted your child to have been born in a stable? Would you have wanted your child to be ridiculed and crucified? Mary, did you know?

Mary might not have known all that was to come when she gave birth to Jesus but God knew. God knew that He was sending His one and only son to earth and He knew what the outcome was going to be. He Knew! I wore my By The Book bracelet the other day that had John 3:16 charms attached. I have recited this verse so many times that I have somehow let the meaning and the power of the verse leave me. But it starts out with, “For God so loved the world” He loved us so much! Here comes the hard part, “that he gave his only begotten son.” Who do you love so much that you would sacrifice your child for? I can not even begin to comprehend that amount of love. I can not even begin to comprehend the sacrifice that was made. Now for the wonderful part, “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life!” Believe, trust, and have everlasting life.

I have always wondered about Abraham, when he took his only son, Isaac, to give as a sacrifice to the Lord. He trusted that the Lord was going to provide. He trusted when the Lord told him to sacrifice Isaac. He trusted! This has been a powerful illustration of complete trust. I don’t know if I would have passed. I don’t know if I could have taken my child knowing “he” was to be the sacrifice. I just don’t know.

But I do know that Jesus was God’s sacrifice. He was born and He was crucified so that we might have everlasting life. I know that the Lord loved us enough to sacrifice His son. I know that today I celebrate His birth. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • Nancy
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas Tania and Joe!

  • Carla Parham
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas.

  • Pauline
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas, I have been to 3 Carol services this last week and it was nice to see all 3 churches packed, last night went to the church of the village where I was born which is quite big and it was really full. This village is famous for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots so full of history.

  • Theresa
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas!

  • Sharon
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  • Connie k.
    December 25, 2016

    MERRY CHRISTMAS you are an inspiration. Thanks for all your gifted blogs.

  • Velvet Hobson
    December 25, 2016

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of what the season s really about.

  • Audrey
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful blessed holiday.

  • Karen N
    December 25, 2016

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful video. I was not familiar with that group, but I will be now! Many thanks and Merry Christmas.

  • janniefaye54
    December 25, 2016

    I love this song, and I’ve often thought the same things about the sacrifice made for us. So unworthy, but so grateful. Merry Christmas!

  • Karen
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas!

  • Lynne
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas

  • Joanne
    December 25, 2016

    Well said, my friend! God bless you. Merry Christmas!

  • Julie
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Each day I open your blog, I receive a “gift” from you! Many others have said exactly what I feel about your style, humor, and wit so I won’t repeat. Just know that I appreciate all you do for us gurls; you make us feel like close friends!

  • Crystal
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas! Mary, Did You Know? One of my favorite Christmas songs.

  • Gina C
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas! One of my favorite songs!!

  • Lu
    December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas! Mary did you know is one of my favorite songs and as always you touched my heart with your message. May God continue to use your words as inspiration to us all.

  • Mindy
    December 28, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful post Tania. Nothinb more to say. God bless you.

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